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 of 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 Magee, an 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.