Friday, June 22, 2012

Grafiteros Move Off the Walls and Onto Paper

Bogotá's colorful and outspoken graffiti scene has moved from walls to paper and cyberspace, with a book and website displaying the work of four of the city's most talented and productive grafiteros: Toxicomano, Guache, Lesivo and DJLU. 

The book, called Calle Esos Ojos, is available at the Casa Ensamble Theatre, in Teusaquillo, when not sold out. Ask for Fraudio. The graffiti artists' excellent website, strangely, has an English name:

Toxicomano paints a wall beside Bogotá's Planetarium. 
Happy fish off of La Septima. 

A portrait of Jose, the rapper of La Candelaria, on cement and on paper. 

A common figure around Bogotá, thanks to Toxicomano. 

'Now I can see,' by Toxicomano. 

A bullfighter backdropped by the Bogotá city center.

A mural made by the four street artists inside La Casa Ensamble. 

Another mural made by the four street artists inside La Casa Ensamble. 

By Mike Ceaser, of Bogotá Bike Tours, which offers Graffiti Tours.


mauricio forero l said...

Muy buenas fotos Miguel, los murales estan del putas, pero tambien tus fotos son muy buenas.
So, did you get a new camera??

Mauricio Forero.

Miguel said...

No, same camera. That camera can take fine pictures when the subject stands still, as murals usually do.