Our list made only by Brazilian Street Artists.
Like the last years, 2017 it was a good year for Street Art in Brazil. We had so many good festivals, events and projects. All these projects left us big beautiful buildings covered with colors and amazing murals in many different locations at Brazil and around the world.
Street Art ignites changes. We believe Street Art can transform places, individuals, communities and institutions. It stimulates dialogue about critical issues, and builds bridges of connection and understanding. That’s all about giving back to a community or to the city through creativity and art.
The criteria we used for choose these 50 murals its simple, any mural is related to commercial works or brands. The thing that stands out in all of the “best murals” that went up is the concept, the size, the location, the placement and the original style.
Most of artists can paint a beautiful and colorful mural, but what makes an astounding street artist and mural is the ability to create a unique vision, to transform the landscape, not only by colors but as well with message, ideas and concept. That makes people change they daily life thought the murals that can be seen at the public space.
We don’t want to say who is “best or better” by this list. Numbers have no influence as well. We only want to promote “Street Art” made by brazilian artists. As we can see there is not many website and blogs that promote or focus more on Street Art from Brazil. But there is many artists working hard on the streets right here.
This year our list start with two brazilian artists who traveled to one of the most dangerous countries in the world (Syria) and maked a amazing mural, sharing love and peace in one country during the war. Following up we got amazing murals with the strong statment which glorify the beauty of the indigenous people. This is truly honor to the roots of brazilian people.
We can see this year we got many huge murals painted in Brazil. We never had so many big buildings painted like the last few years. And this year a lot of muralist and street artists worked with the subject of diversity and show up respect for the minority groups of Brazil. Of course this list is made it of vibrant collors and powerfull murals, the oficial mark of Brazil Street Art.
I hope you enjoy this list. We wish you a colorfull 2018. Where we can get more awesome public art. From the people to the people.
1. Zéh Palito + Rimon Guimarães (Cosmic Boys)
Location: Syria (War Zone Country)
3. Priscila Amoni
6. Fernando Chamarelli
7. Os Gemeos
Location: New York
8. Dante Horoiwa
9. Bicicleta Sem Freio
11. Ramon Martins
13. Acidum Project
14. Alex Senna + Kislow
15. Apollo Torres
16. Luna Buschinelli
18. Mateus Bailon
19. Arlin Graff
Location: United States
20. Coletivo MUDA
22. Tito Ferrara
23. Renan Santos + Patrick Rigon
27. Leonardo Smania
29. Cranio + Presto
Location: United States
30. Alexandre Rato + Helder Cavalcante
31. Guilherme Kramer
32. Luna Bastos
35. Sebá Tapajós
37. B-47 + Thiago Alvim
38. Wes Gama
39. Panmela Castro
Location : France
41. Ricardo AKN
42. Dinho Bento
43. Highraff + Julio Vieira + Milo Tchais + Zezão
44. Clara Valente
45. Bozó + Derlon
46. Herbert Baglione
48. Medo + Delaburns + Quinho
49. Raul Zito
50. Paulo Ito
OBS: We didn’t choose any mural of individuals or label then as a “street artists” for those who are self proclaim to be “Graffiti Writers” saying that what they do is Graffiti and not Street Art. Because there are a few names who are very active on the streets, and have a respected name and style that we would make they art to be included on our list.
So if your favorite “street artist” who is really famous has no mural included on this list. Before you criticize this list make sure to know the difference between Graffiti and Street Art . Also if your favorite “street artist” is not just painting at vila madalena, doing commercial work, painting only for events, brands, indoor and commission walls .
This list is made it by people who really love Street Art and know what is really going on in the streets of Brazil.