Lisbon is the city that ignited my love for street art and epigram graffiti and these days I can’t get enough of it. The first grand scale wall art I saw was in that city two years ago and it was jaw dropping. Three abandoned buildings one after the other, a whole block, each with an incredible mural that covers the entire facade. I’d never really absorbed how great these artworks are…incredible attention to detail and the scale, just perfect. The artists responsible are Os Geméos, Blu, Sam3, Ericailane and Lucy Mclauchlan. I’m quite new to this type of art and I blame these guys for firing up a new obsession wit it. So much so that I am planning street art tours in Paris, Berlin and Madrid in May 2015 and am going be submitting an editorial about it for a South African newspaper
There’s a lot of graffiti around this city. Some of it I feel is messy, neither here nor there, a lot of, and too much drawn over ancient walls, park benches and mosaic tiles. I get that it’s a form of artistic expression too but it’s a pity when it messes up historical sites.
Street art that can be found wherever you look in Lisbon- don’t forget to look up. Be inspired…
Messy but the tiles are beaut >
LX Factory >
LX Factory >
Fado singer Amalia, a mural off Avenue Liberdade >