You can find it everywhere: street art. The history of street art comes from scratching names into the walls of New York in the late 1960’s. Since then, a lot of people used street art to spread a message of social commentary, express their feelings or political ideas. You can see street art everywhere around the world, so in Valencia as well! Discover street art in Valencia.
Walk through the city and discover street art in Valencia
Do you like art? Then Valencia is the right place for you! The city is full of different kind of art. Not only in a museum but in the streets as well! You can see paintings on the walls of shops, on walls in the street and even on houses. There are several streets where you can discover street art in Valencia. This street art is inspired by the people, music and of course: the Spanish life.
Did you already discover the Ninja’s while walking in El Carmen? This black ninja is the signature of David de Limón. An illustrator, graphic designer and a real artist. El Carmen was the street where he grew up. David discovered his art in this street and now his signature is everywhere. The ninja stands for a masked man because he needs to hide himself. Street art is still considered as vandalism and with the ninja which is covered by a mask he can hide his face to stay anonymous. Yet, everywhere you look in this street you will see the signature of David de Limón (like a ninja).
Not only David de Limón left his signature behind in this street. More famous artist has made the most incredible drawings on the walls of this street. For example: Juliette, an artist who takes part of the XLF-crew (an group of famous artists). Her drawings of a Japanese girl are her signature. The girl is called Kawaii, what means adorable in Japanese. The girl of Juliette’s painting always has her eyes closed. With her paintings she’s describing the life of the girl. In Juliette’s opinion the kawaii is a chameleon: sometimes happy, sometimes sad, sometimes alive and sometimes dead. She is always keeping a secret.
Another big talent in Valencia is the man behind the dark images images on the walls: Deih. A 35-year-old illustrator which is also working with XLF. His inspirations come from the media, comics, music and other artists. He loves the dark world which nobody knows, yet. In 2014 he painted a new mural located in the San Ramon street. An amazing image you’ll have to see!
You won’t only find street art in El Carmen, you can discover street art in Valencia as well in Plaza del Tossal (close to El Carmen). You can find impressive work of Escif, an anonymous artist who is famous all over the world. Or go to Calle de Beneficial where you can admire a lot of street works from artist that aren’t famous, but make the most beautiful images as well!
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