I love art in public places.
It can make a social commentary, make you think a little more, or just give life and beauty to our public spaces. Often when I see street art I am impressed by the artistic expression and detail that goes into these masterpieces.
Or sometimes, if it is in a bizarre, hard-to-get-to-location, I think “how did they manage to paint THAT place?”
Here is a small photo essay documenting some street art I encountered during my time in Mexico this spring in the Oaxaca, Puebla, and Mexico City. Enjoy and please feel free to share any cool street art you have come across in your travels or in your hometown!
If you are interested in a few other cool projects in other parts of the world, check these out too….
Living Wall Project, Russia: Street artist Nikita Nomerz is giving life to abandoned structures around Russia by painting faces on them.
- Living Wall :Russian street artist Nikita Nomerz turns derelict buildings into faces (www.telegraph.co.uk)
The Underbelly Project, New York City, USA: A group of street artist went underground in NYC to paint an abandoned subway station in the Underbelly Project.
- The Underbelly Project NYC: Street Art way below the Street (www.nytimes.com)
- The Underbelly Project NYC: Update: Insane Underground Art Project Revealed (www.gothamist.com)