A new chapter for our #traveltuesdays has arrived, and today we will be promoting the Street art in Murcia.
You may relate this southeastern city to its amazing coastline, but travellers should also pay attention to its graffiti.
Let’s see what’s important to take into consideration if you are planning a visit:
- Most famous street art artists in Murcia
- Festivals to attend
- Organizations worth to be mentioned.
What projects are promoting the urban art in Murcia?
Whether they are public or private organizations, the street art Murcia is promoted by several agents.
Over the past 5 years, we have observed curated artworks by:
1-. Street art Murcia project
A private street art collector from Murcia curates this daily feed on facebook.
This non-profit project counts with almost 150,000 followers and it has helped to bring well-known national and international artists to the region:
- Christian Guemy, aka C215
- Mederic Turay
- Luca Ledda
2-. Muram, Cartagena’s modern art regional Museum
The regional Museum of modern art is a place to contemplate and enjoy artistic manifestations, from the Region of Murcia and other areas, from the XIX century till the mid XX century.
Where: Palacio de Aguirre. Plaza de la Merced 15 – 16, Cartagena (Murcia)
When: Tuesdays- Fridays 10:00AM to 2:00PM and 5:00PM to 7:00PM
Saturdays: 11.00AM to 2.00PM and 5.00PM to 8.00PM
Sundays and bank holidays: 11.00AM to 2.00PM
3-. La compañía de Mario
LACDM is a multidisciplinary crew of artists designing around:
- Street art
It’s been since the year 2013 that we have worked hand to hand with Los Alcazares city council, but since the new change of government, things are changingCarmen Minuca, La compañía de Mario
Who is contributing with his/her walls to the street art Murcia?
There are several artists that are worth to check on Instagram, among them:
- Karim Hamgeo
- Goyo 203
Although the most popular ones are:
4-. Carlos Callizo
Carlos Callizo is a contemporary art artist graduated as a ‘Cum Laude’ Fine Arts doctor by Murcia’s university.
He has painted graffiti walls for street art festivals/ events all around the country and far beyond:
- Istanbul Mural Fest (Turkey)
- M.I.A.U. Fanzara, Castellón (Spain)
- Lodz (Poland)
Mr. Callizo focuses on colorful faces with paint drops. Have you spotted anyone already in Murcia or its surrounding cities?
5-. Angel Toren, visual artist from Murcia
Angel Toren is an urban artist who follows the trail of a certain tradition of advertising mural painting.
His training in graphic design and his interest in typography has led to the development of a work that moves between pictorial abstraction and certain resources / errors of digitalwork.
What’s a common characteristic of Toren’s artworks?
- optical games,
- frames & geometry,
- chromatic palettes,
6-. Kraser, from Murcia to Milano
Kraser is an artist and graphic designer born in Cartagena (Spain) in 1977, who now lives in Milano (Italy).
His paintings convey emotion through a mix of ironic and dreamlike concepts, being influenced by:
- an eclectic mix of Old Master,
- “Lowbrow” art.
From his first steps and to his latest production, he has created a set of work in which the use of Letters expresses his private language.
Is there any festival working with street art Murcia?
Yes, there are several events in the autonomous community.
7-. Urban art world, Cartagena (Murcia)
Mucho Mas Mayo is an emergent arts’ festival celebrated in Cartagena, Murcia.
It is organized by the city council’s cultural and youth departments, and curated with the help of Kraser.
‘One urban world’ takes place in the streets and private buildings, and there are different spaces where well-known artists have decorated:
- Toni Espinar
- Colectivo Licuado
8-. Festival de arte urbano del Mar Menor
An event which promoted women’s visibility and the problem arising the ‘Mar Menor’ sea.
Also celebrated in Los Alcazares.
Our opinion about the street art Murcia
Despite all the effort done in the region for the past years, the new government in Murcia wants to criminalize graffiti.
We are totally against this decision and would suggest the governors to promote the street art in public spaces.
More efficiently and now!