I’ve taken pictures of street art and graffiti from all over the world, but I’ve yet to really explore the beautiful urban art in my own backyard. Every time I walk around the city and see something interesting, I find myself without my trusty camera. Since I was stuck in the city last weekend, I made it a point to go walking from the Lower East Side to Soho, a few areas known for its street art. Continue reading
Art critic Emilie Trice has called Berlin “the graffiti Mecca of the urban art world.” In addition to the artwork of the East Side Gallery, Berlin is rich with lots of beautiful street art throughout the city. Everywhere you look—from the walls of buildings, to doorways and even garbage cans—you’ll find murals, stencils, paste-ups, and many other artistic experiments staring back at you. The colorful public art helps to brighten the cityscape and inspires Berliners and visitors. Evolving trends result in an evolving art scene.
This past June, Fausto went to the annual Society of Actuaries Health meeting in Atlanta and I tagged along. While there, I had a chance to explore the city’s small but growing street art scene. Atlanta has hosted the annual street art conference called Living Walls, The City Speaks, where artists from all over the world are invited to create street art. The large murals are often painted directly on the side of the buildings throughout the city, with permission from the owners of course.