The last years have been very important for the development of Graffiti in Buenos Aires. What began as an act of vandalism, nowadays is called Street Art. Every brushstroke express moods and stories.
In Argentina, Murals and Graffiti began in the earlies 1990s. Graffiti started as signatures of different graffiti groups and used to be rejected by the citizens. Little by little that negative feeling turned to respect and admiration as the graffiti evolved. Murals and Graffiti invaded different parts of the city, but the best place to enjoy them is in Palermo, as it also boasts a wide range of culinary and artistic offerings. Moreover, it can be easily reached by public transportation from different parts of the city.
Graffiti in Palermo
Several years ago Palermo was classified as one of the primary spaces for the difussion of different arts. The different walls and curtains of local neighborhoods are the backstage of these works of art. In Palermo, you can find more than 100 spectacular murals within a few blocks radius. This is why it is a highly visited place, in addition to its culinary and artistic offerings.
Martín Ron is a local artist whom the NY-based publication Art Democracy called one of the top 10 muralists in the world. The principal drive for Martín Ron is to “Bring the art to the people.”
First of all, Ron began painting in the province of Buenos Aires (3 de Febrero) in the end of the 90’s, as one of the first graffiti artists and muralists on the scene. Above all, Ron believes that his painting is a gift to society and when he finishes a piece it is no longer his own. Craving interaction with those around him, Ron always paints with music playing in the background. He never uses headphones for fear of being isolated from his surroundings. As a result his works in progress resemble something of a paint jam. Certainly, neighbors often come out to converse and share their praise for his elaborate works.
In addition to Martín Ron, you will find murals by other renowned artists and some who are not famous but carry out wonderful work that is worthy of contemplation.
Street Art in Palermo