MARAT “MORIK” DANILYAN

Nowosibirsk / Russia

Marat 'Morik' Danilyan is a street artist, graphic designer and illustrator from Russia, the exposure of hip-hop culture lead him into graffiti which helped him to develop spray-painting skills and a love for experiments with letter forms. Recently, particular interests have been in textures and materials on various surfaces. Morik’s works are featured in the URBAN NATION 2018 exhibition, ‘UN-DERSTAND The Power of Art as a Social Architect’. […]

Biography / MARAT “MORIK” DANILYAN

Marat 'Morik' Danilyan is a street artist, graphic designer and illustrator from Russia, the exposure of hip-hop culture lead him into graffiti which helped him to develop spray-painting skills and a love for experiments with letter forms. Recently, particular interests have been in textures and materials on various surfaces. Morik’s works are featured in the URBAN NATION 2018 exhibition, ‘UN-DERSTAND The Power of Art as a Social Architect’.

Morik has been interested in drawing since childhood, having studied basic artist skills at art school, his higher education on this other hand stemming from a different direction, with two bachelor's degrees in philology and economics from the Novosibirsk State University; he then made the decision to dedicate his life to arts post-graduation. With the rise of the Internet in the late 90’s, Morik developed a passion for graffiti through hip-hop culture it was here where he first started to experiments with various typefaces. Today, Morik trials new techniques, patterns and materials on different surfaces, his versatile art consists of both figurative and abstract arrangements that embrace abstract forms mixed with realism, expressionism and typographical elements.