Buenos Aires Street Art Review
Street art is an indivisible part of the Buenos Aires art scene. Throughout the city you can see detailed graffiti and giant murals covering the walls and the sides of the buildings, by some of the most exciting street artists in the world.
While visiting Buenos Aires these past few weeks, we had the good fortune of connecting with Matt from ‘Buenos Aires Street Art’ and enjoying one of his wonderful street-art walks around the city’s neighborhoods; Villa Urquiza, Coghlan, Colegiales and Palermo.
Matt and his co-workers are experts on Buenos Aires street art and they work closely with the city’s artists. While leading us through the city and showing us some truly amazing works, Matt shared with us his knowledge about the historical, political and social background to the area and the stories behind the artists and their artworks.
We visited one of the biggest murals in the city that was completed a few months ago by Argentine street artist, Martin Ron. This amazing project was organized by BA Street Art.
Our guide also introduced us to a huge mural by world famous Italian street artist Blu, who made his stop motion movie ‘Muto’ in Buenos Aires.
We came across many other works by different artists, both locals and foreigners including: Entes, Jorge Rodriguez-Gerada, Jim Vision, Jaz, Oz, Ice, Cof, Animalito Land, Bater, El Marian, Milu Correch, Cray Fish, Nase, Emy Mariani, Parbo, the B2 crew and also Australian Fintan Magee who was in the city painting a new mural.
We finished the tour at NYC bar in Palermo Hollywood, having drinks and hanging out together. We got to meet really great people from so many different places.
So far this tour was one of the highlights of our Bs As trip. What we expected to be a long stroll past a few pieces of street art became instead an inspiring and enlightening 2.5 hour walk across the heart of Buenos Aires and many of its hidden gems.