7 Best Murals of the Month: December 2018

Each month, Street Art Today selects the seven most stunning murals of the past month. This month: three underrated murals painted in Miami Wynwood, BLU’s condemnation of capitalist society, Dulk’s concern about environmental issues and more! The list is in a random order. 

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#1 ADDFUEL + ANTONYO MAREST

This collaboration between the Portuguese Addfuel and the Spanish Antonyo Marest is a classic Art Basel Miami piece for his bright colors and the vibrant tropical vibe. Blessed by the sunshine, this mural develops on multiple surfaces and different layers, through which the respective styles of the two artists intertwine. As Marest’s colorful abstract pattern rip open, Addfuel’s iconic reinterpretation of azulejos (the traditional Portuguese tile) come to the surface.

Photo by Addfuel


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#2 MTO

When in Miami, MTO was inspired by the gillet jaune protests happening in his country at the same time. The long mural depicts faceless protesters wearing the yellow vest and asking to France’s president Emmanuel Macron: can you hear us? At a closer look, the protesters’ face is actually a frame with a call-to-support in it, which says: your face here.

Photo by MTO


 

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#3 DEIH

Still in Miami Wynwood, there is “Down to Earth”, the latest mural by Spanish muralist Deih. The artwork is about those moments of connection when the universe gives us back exactly what we wished for. It was inspired by the joyful vibe that the artist experienced on his first painting experience in Miami.

Photo by Martha Cooper


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#4 BLU

Painted in the outskirts of Rome, BLU’s latest allegoric mural is about the grime of capitalist society. The big, colourful toboggan is fun for only a handful people, while the rest ends the slide in the ‘wrong’ pool, the one filled with inequity, consumerism, violence and abuse of power. BLU’s hyper-detailed characters symbolize the unhappy ending stories of capitalist society: allegories within the main allegory of the playful toboggan shaped as human intestine.

Photo by BLU


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#5 DULK

On a wall at Valencia University, Dulk painted the tower of threatened biodiversity. It features endangered species from water wildlife to mammals and birds, a heart-felt topic for the Spanish artist, who is known for painting surreal and bizarre animals all around the world. With his fantastic murals, Dulk highlights green issues like climatic changes and environmental catastrophes.

Photo by Dulk


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#6 MILES TOLAND

Painted in Panjim (Goa, India) for the excellent START Festival, this mural by Santa Fe’s artist Miles Toland depicts a fisher woman who is just about to crack into a smile. Her wrinkled face is inserted into Miles’ characteristic design made of mandalas and geometric patterns, which is the visual shape of the spiritual practice that the artist incorporates into his art.

Photo by STRART


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#7 HYURO

Painted at the end of November for CURA (Circuito Urbano de Arte) Festival in Belo Horizonte (Brazil), this mural by the Argentinian artist Hyuro is titled “What Remains”. It speaks against the criminalization of abortion, which leads to hundreds of women dying every year in Brazil due to clandestine abortions. Yet another limitation of freedom suffered by women, a recurrent topic in Hyuro’s gender-equality murals all around the world.

Photo by Area de Servico

Which one is your favorite? Let us know in the comments below!


Check out the previous SAT’s 7 Best Murals of the Month:

November 2018
October 2018
August 2018
July 2018
June 2018
May 2018
April 2018
March 2018
February 2018
January 2018

Best of 2017
December 2017
November 2017
October 2017
September 2017
August 2017
July 2017
June 2017
May 2017
April 2017

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