On Tuesday, I spent the day exploring Philadelphia’s Kensington neighborhood in search of street art. As you can see, I was richly rewarded.
The Argentinian artist Juan Jose Surace visited the City of Brotherly Love and Sisterly Affection recently. His artwork is highly imaginative, a bit bizarre, and this inexplicability I find intriguing.
Brazilian artist Claudio Ethos and Spanish artist Ru8icon1 were in Philly for a couple of months this summer. With support from Mural Arts Philadelphia (@muralarts) and the local community they painted multiple murals in the Kensington neighborhood. Here are the #ktownlab murals I encountered:
Simon Vazquez, also from Barcelona, painted several pieces eye-catching pieces as well.
Their Instagram page says Brooklyn-based artists Menace Two and Resa Piece are on a mission to #paintloveacrossamerica. Philly was one of their early stops.
On Poplar Street I came across a remarkable mural with eye-catching colors by the Mexican artist Saner. It is on the side of a rowhouse, and the close proximity of the other house created quite the challenge to photograph the mural in its entirety.
Chilean artist Artes Ekeko created a striking, thought-provoking mural at 2536 N Front St reminiscent of church paintings from the Later Middle Ages.
The Front Street Walls feature murals by Philly-based artists. The latest outdoor gallery along the 1600 block of North Front Street feature these striking murals:
I was pleased to encounter these three interesting murals. Regrettably, I have been unable to decipher the name of the artist who painted the first two murals. I also have no clue to follow in identifying the artist of the Dragon Mask.
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