Street art is visual art that is created in public places. These public spaces include buildings, streets, trains and walls e.g. the west side of the Berlin Wall was covered in street art. It can be done legally – with permission of the authorities – or illegally – without the permission of the authorities.
Street artists use various methods to paint e.g. spray paint, mosaic tiling, stencil art, sticker art, wheat pasting and many more. Banksy is one of the more known street artists. He keeps his true identity secret as he is doing street art illegally. His art often deals with political and social issues.
Street Art in Malaga
Malaga is the perfect place to discover street art. The city has its own street art projects: MAUS – Malaga Arte Urbano Soho and “BulevArt”. Famous street artists from all over the World such as D’face, Obey and Roa were invited to design something for Málaga. Here you can find out more about the MAUS project and where to find the different paintings.Most of MAUS artworks are only a 10- minute walk from Academia CILE. So, after your Spanish course you can go and discover the beautiful street art of Malaga.
Furthermore, the riverside is full of beautiful street art. So, just walk alongside the river and you will find many amazing paintings from the likes of Ben Eine and Felipe Pentone. Close to Calle Victoria and Plaza de la Merced you can find more Street Art. Around the “Bulevar Adolfo Suárez” outside the city centre of Málaga you can find incredible Street Art. This art project is called “BulevArt” and was sponsored by the city, so that street artists would decorate the walls of the empty buildings to make the area more beautiful. As you can see, Malaga truly is a home to street art.