The Buenos Aires street art scene has become increasingly well known since its rapid boom that started with the 2001 economic crisis. The state of unrest led young artists to elaborate graffitis and murals to brighten the dampened spirit of the city which has since become a popular place for this kind of art , not only for local artists but also for internationally renowned names such as Blu (see Muto, Blu’s stunning wall painted animation here), and Vhils from Portugal, to name a few.
Some of our favorite local street artists include Jaz, Roma, Poeta, Cabaio, Malatesta, bs.as.stncl, Tester , and Triangulo Dorado, amongst many more. In the later years these artists have become well known to the public and many have been commissioned to adorn the walls of businesses and homes. Additionally, there are now graffiti tours in the city (book yours with graffitimundo here) that have contributed to the expanded understanding and appreciation of this anarchic art form. It is also possible to purchase the artists’ work at the graffiti art gallery Hollywood in Cambodia which is located in Palermo.
Street art has become increasingly popular in cities worldwide and has resignified art by brining it out of the academic context and into the city for every passer-by to see. Buenos Aires of course, with it’s flourishing artistic and design community, is no exception, and it is common to find stunning visuals painted onto once forgotten walls of the different neighborhoods, which thanks to the intervention of young and cutting edge artists have recovered their appeal.
Aiming to promote the urban art scene in Buenos Aires, Graffitimundo offers off the beaten path tours of the city’s street art. Group tours, Bike tours and Private tours are available for those interested in learning more about these unique murals and the political and social context behind them. For those looking to get involved in the creative process itself they offer a great stencil workshop as well.
More information on Graffitimundo tours, workshops and local street artists here.