7 Best Murals of the Month: April 2019

Best Murals April 2019

Each month, Street Art Today selects the seven most stunning murals of the past month. This month: STRØK painted his iconic figures in Aberdeen, JR gifted Cuba with a giant photo collage, Faith47 supported women empowerment in New York City and more. The list is in a random order.

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#1 STRØK

For Nuart Aberdeen 2019 the Norwegian artist STRØK, aka Anders Gjennestad, realized this massive mural together with several smaller, spontaneous pieces hidden around the Scottish city. STRØK’s iconic figures can be seen jumping and climbing across walls all around the world. They are characterized by intense shadows, an unexpected perspective and a surprising composition that defies gravity.

Photo by Brian Tallman


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#2 FAITH47

Faith47 was recently in New York City, where she painted this stunning mural to support women empowerment. Titled “Equalitas”, the artwork speaks against gender inequality, discriminations and lack of access to education and employment. At the same time, it also stresses the importance of hearing female perspectives and valuing empathy in today’s society.

Photo by Just A Spectator


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#3 REYBEN & HIMED

The stencil duo Himed & Reyben gifted the Italian city of Collegno with this powerful mural commemorating a sad moment in history. Titled “No Pasaran”, the piece tells the story of the massacre operated by the German troops right after the Independence Day (April 25th, 1945). WW2 was supposedly over, yet Nazis killed many people in Collegno and in Grugliasco on the withdrawal.

Photo by Andrea Ferrero


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#4 MONKEYBIRD

The French duo MonkeyBird realized one of their iconic large-scale stencils for the opening of the Urban Art Biennale in Volklingen. Titled “Der Volksaufstand” (The Popular Uprising), the artwork is inspired by the industrial past of the area.

Photo by Viktor Steinbach


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#5 LONAC

At The Crystal Ship festival 2019 the Croatian artist Lonac painted one of his realistic, large-scale murals. “Lost Ticket” depicts a lady looking for a train ticket in her bag. We loved the detail of a graffiti piece on the train behind the main character!

Photo by Henrik Haven


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#6 JR

Realized for the Havana Biennale, the latest work by JR is named “Giants, peeking at the city”. Simple yet majestic, JR’s oversized photographic collages always portrait local residents, like this Cuban boy peering over Havana’s Barrio Chino or the popular Mexican kid climbing the border wall.

Photo by JR


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#7 L’OUTSIDER

In this wall the French artist L’Outsider brings typography to the next level. Monochromatic yet energetic, this artwork is built by juxtaposing several layers with different textures. This mural was created for Palma Festival after the artist spent some time in Caen for an art residency.

Photo by Thomas Munerel


See more SAT’s 7 – Best Murals of the Month right here.

 

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