Only 29 years old and “P183” also known as the “The Russian Banksy” died. P183, irl his name was probably Pavel or Paul Andropov was as elusive as Banksy and studied communication design at the University of Moscow. An important part of his work were his projections, or “Light Art”. Abandoned buildings, bridges, schools and the Moscow metro were his creative field. P183 gained fame in 2012 after a series of photographs of his work, which was compared with that of Banksy. P183 was not happy and told that his style was more then Banksy’s. His style was not just stencils, but also included projections, fire and critical to society.
About the cause of death, according to Lenta.ru, nothing is known. Was he murdered by the secret service, because he works were critital of the regime? Did he put his own death scene or did he commit suicide-like the Russian activist Aleksandr Dolmatov, because the pressure was too big for him? Whatever the death cause is. He is in our opinion a loss for the art world. Check out his work down here, or on his site, Facebook page, YouTube channel and his LiveJournal. It shows he was not a Banksy clone.