The top 3 for Street art Málaga: artists, spots and styles

Street art Málaga by ROA

Spain offers the best and most authentic graffiti murals around Europe, and here we are today on our #traveltuesdays to discover the best street art Málaga.

As winter time arrived, why not taking some time off from hustle and bustle of the city and let your senses feel the blossoms of Málaga’s graffiti?

  • Who are the most famous artists who painted in the city?
  • Where should you head to visit Málaga alternatively?
  • What styles do writers and artists use?

Where would you walk around the city center to discover the best street art Málaga?

Graffiti Málaga
Artwork created by Dal East

To us and many other travellers, the best way to discover a city is by walking, taking the streets not everyone has taken before.

Besides amazing tapas bar-chiringuitos, way awesome art scene and museums, Feria de Málaga topped with non-stop partying, Málaga offers a very cool graffiti scene for the ones who are curious enough.

SOHO district, next to Calle Larios.

street art in SOHO
Suso33 is probably Spain’s most famous graffiti artist

Barrio de Las Artes is probably the most colored neighborhood in all Málaga. The following artists are some of the big names who decorated the city with their artworks:

  • Boa Mistura,
  • Obey
  • Felipe Pantone

They have decorated the streets of SOHO for the past two years, the area that goes between south Alameda area and Heredia Pier.

The Riverwalk in Málaga, Spain

Biggest murals in Málaga

You could walk by the riverside in order to discover the biggest building facades created for the street art Málaga (not as fancy as the one in San Antonio, Texas though).

Graffiti artists from all over the world are sometimes considered vandals, but we want to prove that the Street art Málaga is showing how these young (and not that young) fellows are turning cities into open-air museums.

Walking through El Perchel bridge could bring you memories about other experiences similar to this one. Where else have you seen facades such as these in the picture?

  • Madrid,
  • Barcelona,
  • Valencia…

Martiricos neighborhood, alternative street art Málaga.

Rafael Comino Matas
Illustration by Rafael Comino Matas

Martiricos could be the most similar area to neighborhoods such as Malasaña in Madrid or El Raval in Barcelona.

Artists have turned metal shutters from private and public spaces into art catwalks. Did you mention that the paste-ups and throw-ups in the area increased since the 2016?

Contemporary art center in Málaga

Main shopping street Calle Larios is at the heart of the city, facing the seaside. Take a walk southeast towards Málaga downtown where CAC Málaga is at.

It is a must-visit contemporary art gallery in town.

Besides the permanent collection, it has hosted the one and only Shephard Fairey’s first solo exhibition in a Spanish museum- Your eyes here.

Who are the artists representing the best street art Málaga?

The artistic quality at SOHO rose up mainly because of the artists contributing to the street art Málaga.

Their social and cultural point of view helps us show the non-touristic and non-commercial spots to visitors while at Costa del Sol.

Some of the great artists to be mentioned in this article are:

Dadi Dreucol, urban art in Málaga

Dadi Dreucol Málaga
Dadi Dreucol and his beard human figures

The artist whose name read backwards means “locuerdidad”. He defines his characters as someone who represents the different communities existing in any given society.

Dreucol’s artworks invite pedestrians not only to analyze the meaning of his artworks, but to also contribute to them (i.e he leaves paint aside so that people could add something).

Darko, graffiti art

Darko graffiti Malaga
Indoors graffiti wall painted by Darko

Contemporary art artists which has evolved from the graffiti culture.

Apart from working on curated & sponsored events, he has also exhibited his canvas on several museums around the Malaga province.

He has perfectly understood the modern art evolution, making a way into the Spanish art panorama.

Obey Giant, from the US with love.

Obey Malaga
Obey’s giant stencil in Málaga city center.

Frank Shepard Fairey has been manufacturing quality dissent since 1989.

He believes in the “the process of letting things manifest themselves”.  An attempt to enable people to see clearly something that is right before their eyes but obscured; things that are so taken for granted that they are muted by abstract observation.

Are you a conservative viewer or a propaganda activist?

Our opinion about the styles observed in the street art Malaga

It is quite interesting to observe that similar techniques are shared all around the country.

  • Paste-ups
  • Stencils
  • Graffiti walls

The street art Malaga is very active and we will soon start offering our services in the city. Stay tuned!

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