Wednesday, September 9, 2009

H is for Happy Graffiti Scene

Grafitti in San Telmo by an Street Art Artist called LOUIS aka GROLOU in Buenos Aires, Argentina
Street art is all around in Buenos Aires. The scene is very vibrant and has some very gifted artists. Although not everyone is happy with graffiti in public places, the majority here seems to be easy-going when it comes to urban street art. Even the police have a laissez-faire position towards graffiti as long as it is not offensive, rude or contains any kind of slurs. Some even say you can paint the wall of a police station without getting into real trouble. Probably that's why private property is usually respected in Buenos Aires. Moreover, the creative output is mostly on a high level of quality and expression. The cheerful wall painting in the picture is to be found in San Telmo and was done by an artist called LOUIS aka GROLOU.

19 comments:

Marie-Noyale said...

Good looking hairstyle!!

bfarr said...

I actually like 'street art' and it is nice that the artists respect the boundaries of private property.

Fernando Rodrigues said...

Excelente!

Jacob said...

It is cheerful, colorful and well-done, but I still don't like people putting their creations in public places...

Well, maybe Michaelangelo! ;-)

Tumblewords: said...

I love good graffiti - It would be fun to see it all!

B SQUARED said...

Interesting work. I enjoyed the commentary as well.

Andreea said...

Very interesting. For a moment I thought the rectangular sides are doors :) I remember going to a cafe in BA where all the walls were covered in graffiti. I don't remember the name of it but it looked pretty nice.

magicpolaroid said...

like graffiti so much! well done!

Hilda said...

Fun!
We sure could use some of your talented street artists here in Manila.

RogerB said...

I rank graffiti up there with not picking up your dog's poop in a park. Graffiti hurts my eyes almost as much as dog poop hurts my nose. :)

jay said...

That's quite a piece of art, isn't it? And very colourful.

On behalf of the team, thanks for taking part in ABC Wednesday this week. :)

Mirela said...

Now that's art!

Your EG Tour Guide said...

This is wonderful street art. I wish ours looked so nice!

SimpleTakes said...

what a great find! thanks for posting this and sharing it with all of us... ahhhh... buenos aires... ahhhh...

AB said...

Hunourus graffit - but to me a little sad, too. It seems there are tears on the cheeks of this face.

Roger Owen Green said...

There's good graffiti and bad graffiti; this is definitely the former.

Linda Jacobs said...

Wow, that Louis has some talent! So colorful and quirky!

Hyde DP said...

O how Happy indeed

grolou said...

jajaja i make this one too, last week i paint a new one over this wall, street need to change all time..