Adding Unexpected Beauty: We Love Street Art

One of the things we value most here at Street Collage is the individuality, character and uniqueness found throughout neighborhood streets.  This charm could come from the cute boutique on the corner with the vintage window display, the twinkle lights hung above an outdoor terrace, the streetside red awning and chalkboard menu, or even a painting on the door next to your dry cleaners.  Yes, if you’re lucky, you can stumble upon some of the most beautiful pieces of art in the most unassuming places.  Here you’ll find a few of our favorite artists and pieces we’ve found.

Banksy

Banksy in London

One of the most famous artists known for changing an ordinary street scene into a clever, sometimes political canvas, is Banksy.

Banksy, Los Angeles

Banksy, Los Angeles

Konny, Paris

Konny, Paris

We snapped this shot (above) in the St. Germaine neighborhood in Paris.

Unknown Artist, Barcelona

Unknown Artist, Barcelona

We just love this scene (above, unknown artist) from a classic French film found on one of the tiniest streets in Barcelona, Calle Mirallers.

Vhils

Vhils

Vhils, also known as Alexander Farto, is a Portuguese born artist who creates his work by actually carving out stenciled image with hammers, drills and chisels.  We love Banksy and his unexpected twist on conventional street scenes, but Vhils’ unique technique adds a dimension (no pun intended) that makes him one of our faves.

Vhils, Moscow

Vhils, Moscow

Collaboration of JR and Vhils, Los Angeles

Collaboration of JR and Vhils, Los Angeles

Below is a taste of Ergo in Barcelona.  You can spot Ergo’s work throughout Barcelona’s small streets and closed storefronts, typically recognized by his portraits with bold colors.  We love the art deco feel it brings to the streets.

Ergo, Barcelona

Ergo, Barcelona

If you have any favorite street murals, snap a pic and send it to us at streetcollage@gmail.com!

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