Evgeny Ches was born and raised in Moscow, in the district of Otradnoye. His father was a scientist, and his mother worked in retail. Even as a child, Evgeny loved to draw - he created characters, figures, and copied logos of hip-hop brands and images from teenage magazines. With the arrival of American animation, comics, and magazines in the late 1980s in the USSR, Ches' images were influenced by the aesthetics of Western popular culture. In the 1990s, Evgeny joined the thriving hip-hop community, but he started drawing on the streets later, at first just immersing himself in the atmosphere and continuing to sketch his characters in a notebook. In 2006, the "Graffiti Vinzavod" street art festival took place, marking the beginning of the history of the Center for Contemporary Art. All the key artists who defined the development of street art in Russia participated in the festival. As part of "Graffiti Vinzavod," Evgeny Ches painted several walls of the building and created canvases. He also won the sketch contest held at the festival. In the same year, Evgeny Ches participated in another significant event for the history of Russian Street Art - the Street Art exhibition festival, which took place in the courtyard of the New Tretyakov Gallery, where large-scale works on canvases were created. Despite the wide range of themes that Evgeny Ches works with, his characters serve the artist's main desire - to find images that will allow Russian street art to acquire its unique non-stereotypical visuality. In works created over the past few years, this desire is reflected in the radical combination of images from Western and Soviet mass culture. For the artist, whose development occurred during the "perestroika" era and the 90s of modern Russia, this combination is a natural reflection of his reality.
Evgeniy Ches