Street Art in Ireland | A collection of 3 years and to be continued…

I arrived to Ireland 3 years ago, and one of the first things that surprised me about this country is their street art culture. I was completely unaware about this Irish talent, and now I am obsessed with it.

Since 2013, I am collecting shots of the Murals that decor this Country. Most of them have been captured in Dublin, but I could find really good street art around the entire green island.

It’s a game. Every couple of months I take a walk through my graffiti route to discover new works. The murals are so ephemeral and volatile; they change, they disappear, they merge, that every time I take the walk, new creations are born. By capturing them with the camera, I make them live forever.

These are some of my favorites shots, spots and street artists, enjoy!

James Earley: A contemporary urban artist and graphic designer based in Dublin. He has been decorating the streets since 1997.

Solus: Another Dubliner. His work is about conquering inner demons and life’s challenges. He has gained notoriety not only for his work in Ireland, but also North America, Asia, Australia and Europe.


FiNK is another Irish street artist based in Dublin. He is involved with Graffiti, Murals, Stencils, and is the creator of My favorite Mural in town: “STOP WARS”


Smug: Smug One is a Glasgow based artist specializing in photo-realistic graffiti. His work is simply astonishing. I’m glad I came across with his Mural in Limerick.


Evolve: Is a Dublin based Irish creative agency, working with many great Street Artists.


Tivoli Car Park: Located on Francis Street, Dublin 8. Is home to some very impressive graffiti, each year there is an event organised by All City Jam, were graffiti artists from all over the globe gather and spray some very impressive graffiti on the walls where it remains for one year.

The Bernard Shaw. In my opinion,  the best Pub in Dublin. Located in Portobello, this pub has a unique atmosphere and culture. Inside and outside, spammed by murals and graffiti that change constantly. For many months, it hosted an amazing Work by Fintan Mageean Australian street artist with Irish ancestry, very well-known for his murals throughout the world.

Liberty Lane. A hidden treasure of Dublin City. Only 200 m long, this street behind Whelan’s hides many cool graffiti.

Other excellent works spotted in Dublin around Temple Bar, Smithfields, Windmill Lane & The Docklands

Belfast: The Murals in this city have become symbols, depicting the region’s past and present political and religious divisions. Vince Vaughn’s movie, Art of Conflict shows the history of this Murals through the perspective of those who created them.


For more Street Art in Ireland, visit section: STREET ART IN DUBLIN and check #streetartaroundtheworldbylulimarin on Instagram.


Travelling with the lens to the US | Streeting New York

As Frank Sinatra has well described, New York is the city that doesn’t sleep. An avant-garde Megalopolis full of art, music, nightlife, skyscrapers, lights, shows, but specially, people. An exquisite mix of people from all over the world and different backgrounds inhabits the 5 NY neighborhoods, converting the big apple into one of the most cosmopolitan cities in the world, with a unique Culture.

Among some of the artistic expressions we can find invading the Concrete jungle is the street art. In fact, New York is the city were graffiti culture was born in the late 60s when the young people, by responding to their socio-political environment, started a movement graffiting the public walls with slogans.

These are some of the amazing jobs I found streeting Manhattan and Brooklyn. Masterpieces not only on public walls, but also on the floor, roofs, trucks and street-signs, created by some superb artists such as Invader, Tristan Eaton, Pixel Pancho, Ron English and Brolga


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Alexa Meade, the Politician who preferred Art

Alexa Meade is one of the coolest artists I’ve discovered this year. She graduated with a bachelor’s degree in political science but fortunately she decided to put an end to her bureaucratic career to pursue her dream to become a professional artist in 2009.  Nowadays, she is a curious installation artist, best known for her portraits painted directly onto the human body.

Alexa takes an innovative approach to art. She describes her style of painting as a reverse Trompe-L’Oeil. Unlike a traditional Trompe-L’oeil painting which tricks the eye into thinking a 2D canvas might be a real 3D space, Alexa does the opposite, she takes the 3D world and creates the illusion that it is a 2D painting.

This Goddess travels the world creating art installations and commissioned portraits. She has exhibited her art at the Grand Palais in Paris, painted a MINI Cooper on the streets of Tokyo, Graffiti-ed Living Murals in San Francisco and also delivered a TED Talk which I really recommend.

Below, my favorite Living Paintings.

If you want to know more about this Great artist, visit Alexa’s webpage:

Frida Khalo

Frida Khalo was undoubtedly one of the most important female artists of the last century. An example of strength, will and hope. She was able to channeled the pain of a crippling injury and her tempestuous marriage into her work, using bright colors and dramatic symbolism.

Her life is very well described in the excellent movie Frida , performed by Salma Hayek

Lately, Frida Khalo is fashionable. I’ve seen many paintings, drawings, murals, even her face on t-shirts and bags. I don’t really like ‘Trends’, even less when they become massive. But I really wanted to create my own version of Frida, as a special gift for my special friend Sam, who same as Frida, is a Female Icon to me.

Mixing pencil with acrylic, markers, brilliantine and seed beads, I created my own portrait of the Icon of female creativity.


Dublin 2016

Isosceles – Abstract duet

Contrary to most children, Maths was my favourite subject at school. Specially when dealing with Triangles. Trying to discover the lenght of the hidden side or calculate the area was like a game to me.
It seems that this affection for the triangles has developed along my life, as now a days is my favourite shape, and the one that I always try to incorporate somehow in my paintings.
The Triangle is the most spiky shape, the least bulky, the lightest. This shape is the dancer, the sparkler.

This time, combining acrylic, marker and pieces of paper, I created an abstract painting where the Isosceles Triangles are the main characters on the canvas.


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Travelling with the lens to Argentina | Streeting Buenos Aires

Finally the time to write about my own country arrived!

Argentina is one of the most beautiful countries from latin america. An extensive territory that has all types of weathers and geographies: mountains, waterfalls, icebergs, rivers, deserts and vibrant cities.
Buenos Aires is the capital and largest city of the country. As in most of metropolis, BA’s neighbourhoods are being invaded by Street Artists. Today I will be sharing with you some shots of cool graffitis I’ve found while visiting my hometown a couple of days ago.  Hope you like them!

If you ever go to Buenos Aires, I stronglly recommend you to do the Street Art Tour 

Seth Globepainter – Oh la la, What an Artist!

The Parisian artist Julien Malland, better known as Seth Globepainter, travels around the world transforming boring buildings into Colorful Masterpieces. His works are mainly in Paris, but he has taken his fantastic large scale murals also to distant countries such as India, China, Mexico, Indonesia, and Vietnam. ‘Seth’ usually works with local artists to give his pieces a local flavor.  Most of his works depicts murals of children surrounded by rainbows and vibrant colors in an surrealist athmosphere.

He released two books about his travels and street art. The last one is called “Extramuros”. It captures 3 years of his “globepainting” when he was travelling and creating around the world.

These are my favourite murals! But I super recommend you to check them all on his Flickr: SETH Globe-Painter Enjoy!


Quilombo – Abstract Painting

‘Quilombo’ is one of my favourite Spanish words. We, Argentineans, use it in many different situations, but one of the most common meanings is “Chaos”.

When I was paitning this Abstract, I felt a little bit chaotic and I think the result shows exactly that. Therefore, this is the name I have chosen for this piece of Art, a real Quilombo of Colors and shapes.


Travelling with the Lens to England

Describing London it’s just too difficult. Only by visiting England’s capital city you might be able to understand how cool it is. Is the place where modern and traditional blend perfectlly together.

I found this phrase which I think pretty much describes what I think of it: “Sir, when a man is tired of London, he is tired of life; for there is in London all that life can afford.” ― Samuel Johnson, The Life of Samuel Johnson LL.D. Vol 3

These is my collection of shots from London 2014/15/16 plus a Bonus Track of some Oxford pictures. Enjoy!

Photos by Luli Marin and Gonzalozawa

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