|buenos aires street art : >
buenos aires, the bustling capital of 13 million porteños is quite an exciting city.
I am always interested in exploring a new city, as much as I can, and from a different angle, using my psychogeographic experience; with eyes wide open, and drifting between the sights that overpower the senses: traffic, noise, pollution… sights not usually recognized as significant, but which posses a human dimension and a spontaneous touch.
it really isn't difficult to observe and enjoy the visual dimension of this city—street art. I prefer this term over the more common north american one, "graffiti", for numerous reasons. it contains the word "art" and emphasizes location ("street") distinguishing it from a gallery-oriented main stream practice.
it was really unexpected to find out that "street art" is legal everywhere in argentina.
in the last couple of years the art scene in buenos aires has shaped up to be quite extraordinary. half jokingly, it is rumoured around city that the only thing missing is a piece by banksy in order for BA to establish itself as the street art capital of the world. all the other significant names have already left their traces here. we even found out that copies [or maybe originals?] of banksy's stencils are starting to show up around the city. is it him?
there are so many individuals involved in the art scene we captured. it is very difficult to identify them since in most cases they work in groups (keep in mind, the often enormous scale of the projects necessitates this). here are some of their names: malegria, shohs, oz, edu, TDC, hosm, nerve, ever, herese, shaman, triangle dorado, ruff, BsAsStencil, BEdoian, ice, rodez, 1000-E, moreno villa, vairo, mesme, odds, meta, corona, hastmo, denunoz-mlie, mart, Diendre Siempre Ritmo, stencil land...
DON'T FORGET, THERE ARE 4 PANELS WITH 25 PHOTOS EACH, TOTAL OF 100 PHOTOS. MY FAVOURITE ON THIS PANEL IS #22.