Chasing Street Art in Wynwood

Hen party in Miami. Lucky us, we were victims of a historical chill weather in south Florida, ideal for spending the afternoon chasing murals in Wynwood quarter.

The now famous Wynwood used to be an industrial quarter, nothing really very special. But in 2009, visionary Tony Goldman began the Wynwood Walls project to re-invent the Neighborhood with Street Art and Entrepreneurial Innovation. He documented the change and the result was the series ‘Here Comes The Neighborhood’ .

The Project has brought the world’s greatest street artists to Miami. Just to name some of my favourites: Os Gemeos, Case, Bordalo II, Seth Globepainter, Ron English, Tristan Eaton, Vhils, Pixel Pancho. They made possible this remarkable transformation: from a dormant industrial quarter into the global Mecca of Street Art.

Because of its popularity, the Wynwood Walls have migrated to include murals outside the park in the surrounding neighbourhood. I was able to find among these epic ‘Outside the Walls’, some great murals by ROA, Cranio, & The London Police for example. But the artists did not limit their creativity to only murals, they also invaded the floors and roofs of the neighbourhood with graffiti & art, converting this area into Paradise.

One day is not enough to explore the entire area, it’s a labyrinth of murals and I couldn’t spot all the pieces I wanted to see. There is much much more and it evolves from year to year, the perfect excuse to go back.

For more visit: Wynwood Walls Official , the Gallery Street Art Around the world and follow #streetartaroundtheworldbylulimarin on Instagram

 

 

 

PART 2 | Expanding the Irish StreetArt Collection

One more year in Dublin allowed me to enlarge my Street Art Collection with new murals from some of my favourite artists such as Fink & Solus , but also to discover new talents.

Dan Leo is an English multi-disciplinary artist based in Ireland. His large scale murals usually depict animals with an intense and colourful flair.  He has a signature style that makes it very easy to identify his fantastic works around the city.

El Viz is a Dublin based street artist specialising in  surreal pop art. Besides a fantastic Artist he is also a great Guide. He was in charge of the Street Art photo Walk last May. In September he will be hosting the Street Art photo Walk II. showing us the murals from the North side of the city.

 

Artur Bordalo (AKA Bordalo II) is a Portuguese Artist who creates masterpieces around the world with end-of-life material trying to increase sustainability, ecological and social awareness. In 2017 he gave away this incredible mural to Dublin City.  The squirrel took around five days to build, with the base assembled out of car parts, bike wheels, and plastic. Visit George’s Quay and make sure to look up to see this brilliant and unique piece of street art.

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SUBSET, is a Multidisciplinary Artist Collective with diverse interests.  In the last years they’ve painted many murals around the city making marketing and branding super cool and decorative.

Decoy is an artist who worked abroad in New York and Germany, after graduating in 2013. He has worked with great artists such as MASER and SOLUS and this year he presented his first solo exhibition at the Tara Building. His  paintings are represented by simplistic and colourful juvenile forms in order to tell stories about recurring characters and their repetitive lives.

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For more Street Art in Ireland, don’t forget to check the post: Street Art in Ireland | A collection of 3 years and to be continued… , the article Exclusive StreetArt Tour around Dublin and to visit section: STREET ART IN DUBLIN.

Check also #streetartaroundtheworldbylulimarin and #streetartphotowalk on Instagram.

Chasing Street Art in East London

London is very famous for it’s street art culture. There are plenty of spots around the city to see great murals and graffiti.
But in this occasion, I’ve been streeting East London, discovering superb works around Shoreditch and Brick lane. This is my top 10, enjoy!

10- Posters. This wall invaded by creative posters deserves a place on the top 10.

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Posters – London 2016

9- Great Street art in this Bethnal Green corner.

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Bethnal Green – London 2016

8- Hanbury Street displays a great mural from French Street Artist Bault. These surreal set of colorful characters has brighten my day.

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Brick Lane – London 2016

7- Another great work found in Hanbury Street. Austrian Street Artist HNRX has invaded East London with his brand of comic-surrealism works.

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Brick Lane – London 2016

6- “(s)Pray for Brick Lane” by Zabou. This French artist has been painting in London since 2012. Her art is striking, humorous and thought-provoking.

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Brick Lane – London – 2016

5-  East London Rebels mural in Shoreditch by London based artist D*Face.

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Shoreditch – London 2016

4- Stunning Mural on Hanbury Street. This Massive Wall looks so real, that you could feel your life threatened by the cars.

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Brick Lane – London 2016

3- Roa’s Hedgehog in Shoreditch. Street artist Roa is a muralist from Ghent, Belgium,  primarily known for his strong obsession for animals and rodents.

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Shoreditch – London 2016

This huge Wall on Hanbury Sreet displays, in my opnion the 2 best murals of the area.

2- On the right side, another masterpiece created by Roa, the heron.

1- On the left side,  a Queen’s guard at Buckingham Palace is taking a timeout to perform the Brazilian martial art ‘capoeira’. This outstanding Mural has been painted by the Argentinean Artist, Martin Ron who named the artwork ‘Happy Hour’.

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Hanbury Street – London 2016

For more Street Art from London and around the world, visit section: Street Art Around the World and check #streetartaroundtheworldbylulimarin on Instagram.

PART 1 | 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 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.

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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 EnglishBuff Monster and Brolga

 

Suggested Links: http://streetartnyc.org/

Visit also: Street Art around the World and Travelling with the Lense

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 

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

Visit also: Street Art around the World and Travelling with the Lense

Travelling with the lens to Italy

Rome. Italy’s Capital City. History’s Capital City. Art’s Capital City. I would say one of the most important and beautiful cities of the world.

Rome’s history spans more than two and a half thousand years. When walking around the city, you come across with monumental buildings, epic ruins, captivating small streets. Wherever you look, 365º, there is something special, a unique masterpiece of human history.

But Rome is not only history, it also has modern and cool Art dressing the fascinating streets. In combination with the beautiful amber-orange walls, there are murals & graffiti, stencils on doors, traffic signals intervened, Painted Stairs, and more.

All mentioned above in combination with the Italian language whispering in your ears and the spectacular food, makes Rome a piece of Art itself.

These are my favorite shots, enjoy!

Photos by Luli Marin and Gonzalozawa

Visit also: Street Art around the World and Travelling with the Lense

Travelling with the lens to Spain – Streeting Barcelona

Barcelona, Capital City of Cataluna. One of the most beautiful cities in Europe, and one of the top touristic destinies. There are 100 reasons to visit Barcelona, but the main reason for my last trip was “The Streets”.

I’ve been “Streeting” Barcelona (I made up this word)  for four days, collecting shots of the intriguing passages from the Gothic Quarter, El Borne and Barceloneta.

Everything on those streets is special. If you look above, you will find the blue sky hiding behind the clothes hanging from the windows. A colorful image that transmits freedom. You will see also the neighbors sniffing on the tourists walking on the street and sometimes you may even spot a crazy and tired Barcelones throwing bleach or eggs to the shouters after midnight.

Everybody walking on the streets is interesting. You see different races, you hear random languages, you find extreme ages and a mix of cool and unique styles.

The architecture of this city is merely Fantastic. The old buildings, the balconies, the doors, and Gaudi, the master of the architecture.

But what I loved from these streets are the pieces of art hanging from the walls. Barcelona is full of Street Art. Walls, doors, windows, traffic signs everything has been intervened by colorful aerosols and stencils.

These are some of my favorite shots:

Photos by Luli Marin and Gonzalozawa

Visit also: Street Art around the World and Travelling with the Lense