OSTAP was born in 1977 and raised in Ukraine where he also studied architecture. Since 2003 he has been living in Berlin, where he did an apprenticeship as an offset and screen printer. From 2012 to 2014 he was a resident artist at URBAN SPREE gallery in Berlin. As artist, he is using the techniques of tape art, street art, stencil and spray art. In 2015 he founded the artist collective SELFMADECREW.