69 thoughts on “An Appartment in Kharkov Style”

  1. I also see graffiti.

    However, with this, I see art.

    http://www.graffiti.org/nok/pigeons_life_ghettobirddetailtempo_nok.jpg (not mine just a reference)

    -teK

    • Hm, interesting condition.

      The writing on the door says: “You’ve never been one of the World/Soil/Ground/Earth (depending on the context in his head) and never will be 😕

      • Okay,so now I’m getting a mental image of a little boy being told by an overbearing mother,”You are not normal,you are sub-human.You’ll never belong.You’ll never amount to anything.”This is of course pure supposition,but if this were the case,then the writer has certainly left traces of himself in this world,and an indelible image in my mind.

      • Kak eta strashna! Bozhe moi, bozhe moi. Znachit…esli bi ya znal on, ya bil’ bi skazal “zakusovat’ nado!” Xa, Xa, xa!
        I know he’s from Kharkov, but my god…can he decide to write in Ukranian or Russian? Both of them together (or just poor spelling) makes me crazy.

    • The guy who paint these walls was brain “washed” by kgb.almost half of his brain was removed from his skull! ! ! ! .remaining half was not able to think and act like average person, so he colored meaningless characters.

  2. ALL WORK AND NO PLAY MAKES JACK A DULL BOY
    ALL WORK AND NO PLAY MAKES JACK A DULL BOY
    ALL WORK AND NO PLAY MAKES JACK A DULL BOY
    ALL WORK AND NO PLAY MAKES JACK A DULL BOY
    No TV and no beer make Homer something something
    No TV and no beer make Homer something something

  3. I hate to be so picky, but in Kharkov, Ukraine, chances are he’s a Ukrainian guy not a Russian guy, especially since so much of the writing is in Ukrainian and not Russian (cross my heart, there’s a BIG difference)!

  4. Horror vacui, my god. I like it as an installation piece, but I can’t believe anyone can live there without permanently damaging their eyes.

  5. This guy owns stock in the marker company…….make write on walls…….make markers go empty…..buy more markers…..more markers make stock go up!

    Crazy is as Crazy does!

  6. The only people likely to enjoy this artist’s work are people who cannot read, nor write in Russian.
    I can’t imagine seeing english text as stimulating.
    john

  7. My mother has OCD – she is hyper-religious due to it, and constantly is either reading the bible, listening to her religious radio channel and/or writing religious notes. She also used to constantly record radio broadcasts on cassette tape. She has several baskets filled with them.

    When I brought a notebook computer to her house she was interested in learning to type on it so she could fill hard drives with the results of her graphomania.

    It made for an interesting childhood–especially as I am an athiest.

  8. hey guys!What are u talking about?i think it’s just sick all this.Definatly the author of all that is seriously ill. brrrr…this is crasy!

  9. Квартира Митасова. Харьков. Фото:Павел Маков.
    Митасов родился в середине 20 в. и умер в психиатрической больнице в 1999 году.
    Имел высшее образование, экономист, работал директором магазина.
    Заболев, покрыл все поверхности своей квартиры надписями, часто в несколько слоев.
    Сейчас в квартире проведен евроремонт. Отдельные надписи можно еще встретить в окрестных дворах.

    now the translation

    Mitasovs apartment. Kharkov. Photo by Pavel Makov.
    Mitasov was born in the middle of 20th century and died in psychiatric hospital in 1999.
    He had an university degree, was an economist, worked as stores head manager.
    when he got sick,he covered everything with inscriptions in several layers.
    right now the apartment is all fixed up.
    but in the neighborhood you can still see some of his inscriptions.

    here is the link to some more photos:

    http://kolya-s-raena.livejournal.com/13839.html

    and the last one, one on the house, reads: My happiness, I am here and waiting for you.

    and by the way the writing on the door does not say anything about Tibet. two first words don’t make sense, but are very similar to *You were*, and if thats right, then all together it reads *You were never a ground(earth,soil,dirt), and never will be.

  10. I think that this is graffiti just because I think this mans obsessing over writing the scripture, I don’t think he is doing it for an aesthetic purpose or having any thought process behind it. But if I applied this same type of idea to a poster, i guarantee that I would get an A in my graphic design class.

  11. Wow, this is really typical of the situation in the 90ies, so many people went insane.

    For those who don’t understand: an educated and successful economist went bonkers and covered his whole flat with inane incoherent misspelled writings sometime in the 90ies, perhaps after loosing his job and all he worked for.

  12. I think he means to write. you will never belong or fit in. I think that’s what he means when he writes you will never be of the earth. I think it’s very sad.

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