Our list made only by Brazilian Street Artists.
2015 it was a good year for Street Art in Brazil. We had so many good festivals, events and projects just like “O.bra festival”, “Art Rua 2015”, “ X Semana Fernando Furlanetto”, “Festival Concreto”, “Goiás em Cores”, “Além da Rua” and “Telas Urbanas”. All these festivals and projects left us big beautiful buildings covered with colors and amazing murals in many different locations at Brazil. We hope 2016 can be good as 2015 or even better.
Because 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 30 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 placement and the original style.
Most 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.
2. Rimon Guimarães
3. Cena 7
4. Paulo Ito
5. Zéh Palito
6. Alex Senna
7. Bicicleta Sem Freio
10. Tinho + Carlos Vergara
11. Acidum Project
12. Leonardo Smania
13. Thiago Toes
14. Ramon Martins
16. Vitché + Jana Joana
18. Rafael Hayashi
20. Mateus Bailon
23. Wes Gama
24. Ricardo AKN + Alto Contraste
26. Apolo Torres
28. Arlin Graff
30. William Mophos
Thiago Alvim + Gabriel Kieling
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.