Each month, Street Art Today selects the seven most stunning murals of the past month. In this fifth edition: the strong message from Ernesto Maranje, Mantra’s ‘Schmetterlinge’, PichiAvo and more! The list is in a random order.
#1 FINTAN MAGEE – We start this month’s list with the Australian Fintan Magee. ‘Walking in Circles’ is the name of this great mural, made for the Waterford Walls street art festival in Waterford, Ireland. Photographer unknown.
#2 PICHIAVO – The Spanish graffiti kings Pichi & Avo amaze friend and foe with their badass paintings. This colorful mural, made for POW! WOW! Worcester, shows the Greek hero Perseus with Hermes winged sandals. Photo by Daniel Weintraub.
#3 SONNY – In August, Sonny made this masterpiece for the Waterford Walls festival in Ireland. ‘Electric Fury’ is part of his inspiring project To The Bone, which aims to raise funds and awareness for endangered wildlife before it’s too late. Photographer unknown.
#4 MANTRA – French artist Mantra shows his class with this awesome mural in Vienna, Austria. Made for Calle Libre, the Festival for Urban Aesthetics, Mantra named his work ‘Wiener Schmetterlinge’, which means ‘Viennese Butterflies’.
#5 ERNESTO MARANJE – This strong and meaningful work by the American artist Ernesto Maranje tells the story of ‘The Rhino and the Oxpecker’. Lebanon has taken in huge numbers of refugees, while the country itself is still recovering from a civil war. The civil war combined with the scarcity of jobs, resources and space causes tensions between people from different backgrounds. Ernesto Maranje painted a giant black rhino who shares a symbiotic relationship with an oxpecker. This bird sits on the rhino and eat ticks, blood sores and even warns the rhino of danger. The mural serves as a reminder of how diversity can be a benefit rather than a burden. Photo by Elena M. Hernandez.
#6 WILD DRAWING – Indonesian painter WD aka Wild Drawing earned a spot in our list by making this impressive mural. ‘The Griffin’ can be found in Arvika, Sweden and was made for street art festival Artscape.
#7 HOPARE – Last month, the amazing Street Art on the Roc festival took place in Villars-Fontaine, France. Hopare was one of the painters who showed his skills during this event. The result? This breathtaking beauty. Photo by Nico Giquel.
Which one is your favorite? Let us know in the comments below!