Tag Archives: SM172

Close-up in black and white

25 Oct copyright: Lisette van de Graaf
copyright: Lisette van de Graaf

Smile – Carrer de Joan Massana

I always like a good close-up, be it a photo, a painting or another work of (street) art.  Here are a few I found around Barcelona:  close-up in black and white. Enjoy!

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Gazing – Carrer de Joan Massana

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Bitmap portraits

2 Oct copyright: Lisettevan de Graaf
copyright: Lisettevan de Graaf

Defiant chick – Carrer Grunyi

Bitmaps are images in which each pixel is either black or white (or any two colors). These full-body portraits by street artist SM172, most of which I found in the Born, not far from the Santa María del Mar, are precisely in those two colours, and remind me of bitmap images.

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Concentrated on something small – Carrer Grunyi

Depicting several interesting characters, I have called them “bitmap portraits” – enjoy!

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SM172 in colour

24 Jul copyright: Lisette van de Graaf
copyright: Lisette van de Graaf

Blowing star bubbles – Carrer Portadors

There is an incredibly prolific street artist in Barcelona called Caesar Baetulo who signs his work “SM 172”, and today I have some of his more colourful graffiti to share with you. Are you ready? Here goes: SM 172 in colour.

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The look – Carrer Mirallers

SM 172 tends to place his work close to the ground, and I have found most of it in the warren of streets around the Santa Maria del Mar church in El Born.

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Kids on the block

10 Jul copyright: Lisette van de Graaf
copyright: Lisette van de Graaf

Don’t cry, little girl – Carrer Sant Pere Més Alt

Perhaps it’s the child in me, I’m not sure… but I love kids. I love their innocence and their wily ways, and how they always make me smile. Somehow, the world always seems to be just right, when in the company of children. So to make this day just right or all of you, here are the kids on the block – graffiti from around Barcelona that has a child as its main subject – enjoy!

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Jumping for joy – Carrer Peu de la Creu

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