The artist is a part of the St. Petersburg creative community 10.203
10.203 is a team of street artists and an artist-run space, located at the former factory venue in Saint Petersburg.

10.203 team is represented by 6 artists: Dusto, Ivan Ilinskii, Maxim Ima, Sergei Krasavin, Turben and Xeato. For each of them the artistic formation began in the mid-2000s on the streets of Saint Petersburg. Starting with the then popular tagging and bombing on trains and railroad fences, each has developed unique vision and style, now expressed in both easel painting, installations, street art and their curatorial projects. An association of like-minded independent artists declares its main purpose as support of the local street art community and promotion the Saint Petersburg street scene in the world.
Digital reconstruction of the abandoned building with street art pieces by 10.203.
INLOCO Gallery
Since 2007, Xeato (b. 1985) has been doing graffiti: at the beginning, he was inspired by French street artists. In 2011, he visited Paris, where local graffiti has gone far from its classical understanding: there, Xeato first saw its alternative scene – ugly, post-graffiti. At the same time, the artist visited a personal exhibition of Horfe, who painted both in the streets and in the studio, this parallel work with the space of the city and the canvas impressed Xeato.

Starting in 2023, Xeato began to work on a new series with landscapes. Due to the peculiarity of his technique, there is a feeling that if you look at the canvas from afar, the picture emerges quite clearly and whole, and if you get closer, you can see 15 colors in one small area. Now Xeato continues to develop his studio work, experimenting in various techniques and genres.

The author is a part of the St. Petersburg creative community 10.203: a group of like-minded urban contemporary artists who organize exhibitions and projects in their gallery/studio and at other venues. 10.203 also includes Maxim Ima, Turben, Ivan Ilinskii, Dusto, and Sergey Krasavin.



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