Graffiti doesn’t appeal to everyone

The other evening I happen to look out of the window, and spotted two street artists at work. And not any ole street artist at work, but the Algarvian Sen and I presume one of the Bluba crew. They had returned to complete a creation that has been in progress for some time.

Street Artists at night

I suspect the lengthy gap between when they had first started this work and this return was due to cost. Street art is an expensive hobby, and whilst Sen does get paid for some work I think it highly unlikely that anyone was paying for this wall to be brightened up. We were amazed as just how quickly they worked. All of the white blanks you can see above were filled with colour overnight. They did though return the following morning to add a few white lines.

Their work may not be as ‘pretty’ as the extraordinary piece at the opposite end of town, and perhaps their crew tag dominates some of their creations. However I rather like the colour and spontaneity on this wall, and it isn’t as though this wall was beautiful before. It also definitely isn’t ‘bombing’.

I can’t help but smile at the Looney Tunes characters, who though is the boy in the Tshirt? He appears twice. Do you recognise the character?

He looks happy!

Author: BeckyB

It had been a good life walking, cooking, photographing, volunteering, blogging, and best of all spending time with MrB, family, & friends. Sadly it no longer is. Suddenly and unexpectedly I have become a widow.

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    1. And location can often influence how we regard it too. If this wall was a much loved one I don’t think I’d feel as positive about this creation!

  1. In Germany, this can be a very expensive past time. Even if it is on dilapidated walls and buildings – if you’re caught you are fined (possibly it comes to trial) and you have to pay for the removal (by far the most expensive part of this). We were once treated to a house search by police because our son had friends who sprayed. They took prints of all his shoe soles, and he was called in to identify artists – or perpetrators, depending on your point of view – from photos of various sites. Luckily, he was cleared. He never ratted on the artists he recognised, although they really put a lot of pressure on him.

      1. Street Art is only allowed if the owner of the wall has agreed to it (not necessarily paid for it). It’s his / her property. It is thus a subversive art.

  2. I don’t object to this, much nicer than the blank wall. What I object to is random scrawl and tags on walls and doors and other street art and in Portugal, on lovely tiles and historical buildings and trams.

  3. it’s the creative energy I most admire – even if the end result doesn’t always appeal. It tells us ( and most of us deny this) that we are all creative beings, but we tend to keep the spark locked in or think it’s not a very good spark. I think it’s wonderful that you actually saw the creators at work, Becky – and then told us 🙂

    1. I’ve read an interview with Sen and he says he has to paint everyday. The reason he gives is exactly what you describe ‘energy and creative spark’!

  4. It’s exactly the type I dislike, however much energy they invest in it. 🙂 🙂 Each to their own. Have a great weekend! Plans?

    1. Saying goodbye to nephew and his lovely girlfriend today 😕 then entertaining neighbours this evening, before packing for Porto (& home)! How about you?

      1. Loved the Rugrats ….now you have made me think of Rude Dog and the Dweebs another favourite. Oh and the wall isn’t bad either !

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