Yekaterinburg street artists to switch from foreign to Russian paints

20 March 2015 (13:06)

March 20, 2015. Changes in the ruble exchange rate make Yekaterinburg street artists switch from foreign paints to their Russian counterparts, Director of StreetArt Agency and Curator of Stenograffia Festival Evgeniy Fateyev told UrBC.

‘Paints, especially imported ones, grew two to two and half times more expensive. We retained our partnership with Montana and will work with Russian manufacturers. Most probably, we’ll be using noticeably more home-produced paints than foreign ones. Luckily, the quality of the former is already good enough,’ Fateyev says.

StreetArt executive says the current economic crisis has had no impact on the festival’s future whatsoever.

‘We keep on developing and will go on doing so. For one, we established a connection with Google Art Project and will soon launch a project on restoration of a number of street art objects,’ he adds.

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