Knowledge Speaks – Wisdom Listens, Street Art In Athens, Greece
by Šarūnė Mac
Look around you. The world is full of empty canvases. Everywhere you turn are empty walls where beautiful pieces of art could be, but often these spaces are overlooked in favor of boring blank nothingness.
But fortunately for us there are artists out there who are determined to transform our world into the vibrant public art gallery that it deserves to be.
Take a look at these before and after pictures of spectacular street art to see what we mean.
Compiled by Bored Panda, the gallery serves to remind us of what our towns and cities could look like if only we used our imagination.
San Salvador, El Salvador
A man uses his mobile phone in front of a wall at Santa Fe Community College, which has been decorated with murals by young people to replace gang-related graffiti.
Image Credit: Photograph by Marvin Recinos/AFP/Getty Images.
3D Street Art by Nikolaj Arndt
Creative three-dimensional drawings by German street artist Nikolaj Arndt.
Wonderful 3D illusions appear on the streets of different European cities.
American artist Tom Bob is running loose in the streets of New York, and let’s hope nobody catches him.
Using street “furniture” like poles or electrical terminals, Tom creates colourful and whimsical pieces that interact with their surroundings.
From turning a sewer into a frying pan, to transforming gas meters into quirky lobsters, Tom Bob is making the city a much happier place for everybody.
More info: Instagram (h/t: ufunk)
Street Art by Bordalo II in Turin, Italy.
The Bear – by Bordalo II.
Image Credit: Photograph by Singel Photo.
Okuda San Miguel (aka Okudart) has transformed a historic church in Llanera, Spain into a colorful haven for skateboarders.
Created in collaboration with La Iglesia Skate park and Red Bull, the artist covered the interior sanctuary in vibrant colors and patterns that match the intensity of the sport.
The project is titled Kaos Temple. Miguel began by painting around the windows and over the vaulted ceilings, leaving no area untouched.
Everywhere you turn, there’s a mesmerizing sight to behold.
Faceted faces and geometric portraits of animals gaze down from the center of the room, while rainbows and color gradients line the curve of the arches.
After the painting was complete, the ramps were built in place.
It’s here that the site takes its final form: a visually inspiring and welcoming locale where skateboarders can grind their favorite tricks.
And when they’re not on the ramps, Kaos Temple includes seating to admire and explore all that Miguel’s work has to offer.
Above photo credit: Red Bull Media
Source: 100-Year-Old Church Given New Life as Mesmerizing Skate Park with Vibrant Murals – My Modern Met