Danila Shmelev – Russia
Danila Shmelev was born in Moscow, Russia, in 1989. This will be Danila’s first year at the World Street Painting Festival.
He was introduced to graffiti In 2000, and then set about creating his own graffiti art. In 2004, he began to create commercial murals. A year later, Danila began studying Fine Arts at NIF. He also attended the Fine Art studio and had lessons with renowned Soviet artist Ilyukhin Boris Semenovich. His work has been on show in various exhibitions for traditional art in Moscow and Cologne.
Danila worked for five years as a tattoo artist in Russia and Cambodia. Two years ago, he accepted a job with a 3D illusion museum, whereupon he himself started creating 3D street art. As a consequence, he took part in the international murals festival Stenograffia in 2016 with 2D and 3D works. Danila was awarded second prize at the Dubai Canvas Festival in 2017.