Buenos Aires Street Art in La Boca

A Visual Tour of Buenos Aires Beautiful Street Art Scene

I started being more seriously interested into street art a few years ago, after a trip to Brighton where for the first time I saw some seriously beautiful and creative murals.

It might sound strange to many, but in Italy, we’re often plagued with senseless graffiti which are nothing more than vandalism and little quality street art, although this started to change over the last few years. The reason is simple: we have so many historical – and wonderful – buildings that there’s not much available space left for street artists.

Hamburg, Graffiti in St. Pauli Quarter

From the St. Pauli U-Bahn station or the Reeperbahn S-Bahn stop the best way to discover the graffiti is wandering along Clemens-Schultz Strasse and Simon-von-Utrecht Strasse, meandering through the perpendicular streets and entering the passages often hiding more paintings.

The best – and my favorites – are a series of wall paintings by Ray de la Cruz (also known as Ray DLC) covering a large portion of a building in Simon-von-Utrecht. Bright colors, characters from cartoons, allusions to Pop Art and classic advertising illustrations.