A recent trip touring around Peru in South America, led to unearth a trail of street art adorning the Pervian capital of Lima.
Above a local art gallery had some 3-d art attached to the fencing – only revealed at a certain angle.
Whereas below a roller-esque piece of street art featuring the words Lima Love – these popped up a few times around the sprawling city.
Driving along some streets it was apparent that this seemed to be a mecca for well-known street artists to attend and paint. Im sure I spotted some works by Otto Shade and El Raf.
Centering on the street of the Miraflores suburb bright creations were around most corners – starting with these colourful birds by Okuda.
I always enjoy it when street art attracts further comment like the line above about a previous ex Catholic girlfriend!
Some of the street art was not as colourful and as obvious to spot like this chap having a rest on top of the second story of a small block.
Painted in 2012 by Decertor it’s interesting to see how well the street art lasts and how it adapts to the surroundings and the intense Peruvian sun.
A good variety of different styles dotted around the area with this giant paste-up by Ale Wendorff. (or whats left of it!)
The one above looks like it had been there a while whereas the one below from Conrad Florez looked fairly fresh and vibrant.
Featuring a display of a few characters including some from Star Wars it looks as if this could still be work in progress looking at C3PO’s torso!
Still around the streets of Miraflores and further work from Conrad Florez and friends with this more gothic and ‘day of the dead’ piece on a shop corner.
And further styles with paint (is it oil paint?) by Javier Almiron where he has called it ‘A little world more occupying space in the prince’
A quaint little street (Calle Berlin) then takes you to the centre of Miraflores and a small park where street art is most apparent around this area.
Each metal shutter has been painted by a variety of artists including Pesimo and Entes. All in a similar palette of warm South American colours.
And then hiding behind some temporary advertising hoardings was this stunning work from Stinkfish.
Featuring her traditional style of a close up of a face with embelishments and striking colours painted in 2012. (Original photo from Stinkfish)
More ageing street art continues with these pieces from Meki and Entes.
Moving away from the more commercial area and into local territory with this fantastic work featuring a dove holding an exploding grenade whilst a young child looks on and locals carry on their day to day business! (He’s stuck on 7 down I think….)
Standing tall over the local highway is this bright piece by Alex Brewer aka Hense.
Painted in 2013 on the side of the ISL Institute in Lima the piece measures 137 feet tall by 170 feet wide.
Viewable from all around including the local park which contained some statues and some blooming flowers.
So much Lima love for all the street art that we discovered. More please!