10 Best Street Art Corners In The World That No One Knows About.
The culture of street art has expanded immensely throughout the years. Various artists like Banksy and Jean-Michel Basquiat have gained global recognition for their work. While it’s still seen by some as an unconventional art form, street art can be seen all across the world. We have compiled a list of the 10 Best Street Art Corners In The World That No One Knows About.
While most of us are aware of the amazing street art in Melbourne, London and New York, there are numerous cities that get little recognition. These pieces add character to the cities, as well as allowing artists to express themselves on a large platform.
Best Street Art Corners In The World That No One Knows About.
Like many of Spain’s coastal cities, the streets of Barcelona are decorated with vibrant pieces. The piece seen above is the work of H101, a well known graffiti artist. His work has been displayed at exhibition’s all over the world. While H101 has his own distinctive style, it easily fits in with the rest of Barcelona’s street art. Most pieces in the city use bright, eye-catching designs, creating a fun and colourful atmosphere.
Find more of Barcelona’s captivating street art here.
Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
Amsterdam has a very supportive attitude towards street art. There’s a number of museums that have the urban art pieces on display, GO Gallery being the most noteworthy. The Spuistraat in the centre of Amsterdam boasts a large variety of street art. While Amsterdam street art shares the same vibrant colours as Barcelona, a lot of the graffiti depicts iconic characters, from Van Gogh (above) to Audrey Hepburn to Anne Frank.
The city is full of culture and captivating art pieces no matter where you go. If you want to find out more about Amsterdam’s street art, go here.
As one of Europe’s capital’s of culture, it’s no surprise Galway’s street art scene is thriving. Although it has a long way to go before matching some other cities on the list, many streets in Galway are decorated with some amazing pieces. Many murals have been created in the midst of social issues, such as the same sex marriage referendum (Above).
Prague, Czech Republic.
Czech Republic’s street art scene may not be as prominent as other countries, but Prague is full of amazing pieces. During a time where Czech was under communist rule, young artists rebelled and found a way to express themselves. This resulted in the famous John Lennon Wall (above), which youths decorated with quotes from Lennon and messages of peace. Apart from the John Lennon Wall, Prague has plenty of other interesting pieces.
You can find out more about Prague’s street art scene here.
Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
Atlanta has a small but rising street art scene. There are dozens of pieces, with most off them differentiating immensely. From colourful murals as seen in Barcelona to more politically driven pieces, Atlanta has a huge variety of urban art. Some of the cities street artists have ran into trouble with the law, several were arrested with their work seen as vandalism. Fortunately city officials viewed the work as art and didn’t allow the murals to be painted over. Despite the struggles the street art scene has faced in this city, it continues to thrive. The Krog Street Tunnel (above) is Atlanta’s street art hotspot.
Find out more about Atlanta’s street art scene here.
Sarasota, Florida, USA.
Sarasota has an amazing street art scene, the city even hosts an annual Chalk Festival to celebrate the art form. Due in part to the festival, a large amount of Sarasota’s street art are 3D pavement paintings (Above). With that being said, the city is also decorated with a range of pieces, from pop culture murals to graffiti tackling social issues.
Find out more on Sarasota’s street art scene here.
Moscow’s street art scene has increased rapidly over the years. Pavel 183 (Above) was described as the Russian Banksy before his death in 2013, due to the political issues addressed in his pieces. He’s just one of many famous street artists that transformed the grey urban landscapes of Moscow into mesmerizing canvases. There is a huge list of active artists in Moscow, some of them, like Pavel 183, have chosen to hide their identity.
For more on Moscow’s street art, head over to Street Kit, a gallery launched in 2008, supporting the scene.
Overshadowed by Melbourne’s huge street art culture, Sydney is also home to some vibrant pieces. The area surrounding inner-Sydney suburb of Newtown, is a graffiti hot-spot. Various different styles, including murals, stencil art and spray-painted designs, decorate the area. In addition to the popular Newtown area, there’s also the Sydney University Graffiti Tunnel (below). The tunnel is covered completely, from the walls to the floors, stairs and rails, in bright spray paint.
The streets of Sydney are decorated in a variety of amazing pieces, find out more about them here.
Greece’s street art scene exploded during the countries financial crisis in 2011. Various artists used the medium to express their opinions and provide a social commentary on what was happening in their country. Aside from the politically driven murals, Athens is home to a whole host of street art pieces.
You can find out more about Athens street art scene here.
The street art in Cairo serves as a form of revolution, born from the Arab Spring. During this time, artists used the medium to memorialize activists like Islam Raadat (Above), and to criticize government policies. Street artists in Cairo face danger, with a proposed law wanting “abusive graffiti art” to be banned. In a place with limited free expression, these artists aim to fight for freedom.
You can read more on Cairo’s revolutionary street art here.
This finishes our list of the Best Street Art Corners In The World That No One Knows About. Let us know what you think and which cities you feel should have made the list.