Each station in the city's Subte system captures a different style of art from a different period on the city's history. At this station, local street artists were invited to collaborate on a large scale mural inside the station. This cast of playful and bizarre characters greet travelers on their daily commute.
Sometimes a local business will commission a mural of their own design, and other times the business is simply happy to be a canvas for the free expression of their artist of choice. Artist Gualicho exercised full creative freedom here with a colorful and surreal mural featuring Buddha, on the facade of a butcher shop.
This highly controversial piece by the Italian artist Blu was also painted during the city sponsored Meeting of Style festival. Italian artist Blu painted a politically charged mural as part of the Meeting of Styles street art festival. Over 140 artists from Argentina and from all over the world were convened to paint in the 3-day event.
This piece by DOMA & FASE incorporates the iconic styles of the collective, and demonstrates their ability to collaborate seamelessly whilst working at huge scales. These are skills the artists have learned through over a decade of painting the streets together. Whilst this piece was painted as part of a festival, it still captures the spirit of this collectives work - colourful, playful, disruptive and intriguing - a challenge to the monotony of grey walls and ubiquitous propaganda.
Curator — Melissa Foss