The street artist Nikita Nomerz from Nizhny Novgorod (that’s in Russia) paints faces on buildings in out-of-the-way places and in the streets.

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Nikita Nomerz

He’s been doing this for years now. He told Global Street Art:

I paint in the street, in public spaces, but I do not position myself as an invader of the city or a destroyer. I position myself as a creator. With my street art work, I fill the urban emptiness. I am inspired by the process of painting, city, people, music, movies and art by other artists. All this is interesting: it pushes the creation of art works.

We’d be delighted to come across one of these in our travels:

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Nikita Nomerz

But maybe not so much this one:

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Nikita Nomerz

Here’s what Nomerz has to say about the audience for his work.

“I have been called an underground artist, but if you’re doing street art you’re not underground,” Nomerz told The Telegraph. “You’re already on everyone’s mind, even if you paint on abandoned rubbish and only a couple of homeless people see your work. It is public art. It would be nice if people started paying more attention to what is around us.”

And it’s artists like him that give us one more reason to bother paying attention at all.

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Nikita Nomerz