Street artists look at the world like a blank canvas, waiting for them to inject beauty into the streets and walls. Thanks to the talented hands of artists abandoned yard and buildings, and dead-ends turn into true masterpieces. Graffiti is now vandalism-turned-art.
Nobody pays artists for their work, so it’s almost always a passion or a message that drives them to create these amazing sights. No one can tell them what to do and how to paint, and they don’t have to make sure that people will visit their "gallery" or if newspapers will give it enough coverage. It’s purely for personal expression, or to reflect the state of societal, political and social issues today.
Hence, in this post, I’d like to share with you 20 breathtaking street art paintings that are made in different countries all over the globe. There are more at the artist’s own site or portfolios. Share your thoughts in the comments.
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Seeing this mural, words from one popular song come to my mind, “I’m gonna send him to outer space to find another race”.
#2 @ Steve Locatelli
The criss-crossing pattern does not dim the beauty of this woman’s face, as she watches you from the wall.
#3 @ETAM CRU
The girl in a jam mural is just too awesome to not put in here. This painting is called Moonshine and can be seen on the streets of Richmond, VA, United States.
At first glance these rabbits look so cute, but the artist is obsessed with dead birds and skeletons.
This otherwise black and white yet still iconic V-J Day kiss is depicted in vivid colors on a wall in Moscow, Russia.
#6 @All eyes on you by iNO 1
This Last Hope painting features realistic baby eyes in pink and blue. It can be found in Athens.
#7 @Natalia Rak
A cross between the realms of art and painting, and reality. Water away, my child. (Thanks Maria.)
One for the Mural Festival in Montreal, Canada – "we wanted to have an old lady to represent the old school graffers that have been graffing here since the seventies and eighties.
#9 @TAM CRU
Fore! Love bomb heading your way!
#10 @Man o Matic
We had one with the eyes of a baby, and here is a very realistic black and white wall painting of one from the older generation. Cool shades!
#11 @Luis Seven Martins, aka L7m
It almost looks like the little birdie smashed through some portal to another dimension. Look out for this one on the streets of San Paulo.
This one will definitely make you do a double-take. A caption contest for this image will surely be a fun one.
This unusually colorful girl can be found on the streets of Haiti.
#14 @DesOrdes Creativas
Located in Erminio Rial Park in Spain, this is one mural made of the stuff from a dream (or nightmare) sequence.
#15 @DesOrdes Creativas
Is this a prediction that bugs will eventually rule the world one day?
This artwork is absolutely surreal, done by Spanish artist Liqen. Imagine seeing this is real life (in fact you can; there is a behind-the-scenes look at the link attached).
It seems like one part of this surreal animal symbolizes night and the other one, day. This mural can be fond in San Miguel, Spain.
The legend of Fred ILLE & Gwen VILAINE in Rennes, France. The picture is called “Catch me if you can” and it really looks like he is trying to get someone.
#19 @Fin Dac
Fantastic urban piece of art. The girl with tatoos reflects the state of today’s society.
#20 @Street Art in France
A mural of a massive scale, this ship looks like it is going places once they finish buidling it.