22@ Street art

26 Nov
copyright: Lisette van de Graaf

XXL – Carrer Roc Boronat

While in the 22@ district recently, I couldn’t help but be delighted by all the street art that I found (and almost missed, remember?). So to kick-start this week (happy Monday, by the way) I thought I’d share what I found… enjoy!

copyright: Lisette van de Graaf

Dusty with age – Carrer Àlaba

The areas of Barcelona that I frequent, don’t offer graffiti in XXL size, so catching this one (top photo) which protests against the development of 22@ on the backside of a building was a delight! It is more habitual to find blinds, such as this one on Carrer Àlaba, covered in spray paint. Nice to see an old(er) Pez still surviving.

Vacant lots and construction sites abound in Poble Nou, and especially in the 22@ district, and they are treasure troves of street art. See for yourself…

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Cracking love – Carrer Ciutat de Granada

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3 different styles – Carrer Ciutat de Granada

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A lot to say – Carrer Almogàvers

This black guy (no racism intended) shares the space on this green gate on Carrer Almogàvers with the birdie fish (again, by El Pez) in what might be a ‘conversation’ between a very ethnic looking character and a grinning fish in fancy dress.

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Masked fish – Carrer Almogàvers

What I really like about this particular example of street art, is how the pasting of stickers (advertising locksmiths and the like) has added so much texture to this piece. And now that I think of it, those locksmiths, pasting their stickers all over doors, walls and blinds, can be considered to cover Barcelona’s streets with graffiti too! Have a great week, everyone!

copyright: Lisette van de Graaf

Texture – Carrer Almogàvers

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