11.00am | Barracas, on the banks of the river

Address

VILLARINO 2299

Continuing in the same neighbourhood, but switching styles, in the next section of the itinerary you'll find plenty of modern street art. Barracas was an industrial area and today artists from all over the world take advantage of its large cement walls and abandoned properties to create their art, in many cases without needing to seek permision.

The Sullair collective was formed in 2012 with the objective of making the neighbourhood more attractive, and since then the number of murals has increased dramatically. Some of them are impressive for their sheer size.

Abstract mural 

Painted in February 2016 by Cordoban artist Elián. (Calle Villarino 2299)

Cyclists

Three cyclists advance in single file along the Calle Gonçalvez Días at around number 1100. With green bodies and strange forms, every wheel has a different story.

Kid sniffing glue

Created by El Marian, whose impressionist style often exposes and denounces urban marginalisation (Calle Pedro de Luján 2319).

El regreso de Quinquela (Quinquela's Return)

The world's largest mural painted by a single artist, and one of the must-see pieces of street art in Buenos Aires. Alfredo Segatori's aerosol masterpiece measures 2000 m2 pays homage Homenajea a Quinquela Martín y retrata a vecinos reales del barrio.

"Barrabravas" (Hooligans)

Returning to Calle Pedro de Luján, at number 2400, you'll cross a bridge. Below, you'll find a piece by Franco Fasoli and Pastel depicting half-men, half-beast creatures that represent the violence between rival groups of football hooligans.         

Horned woman and giant turtle

Just metres beyond this, you'll find two impressive works of urban art. The horned woman is the work of Milu Correch, an artist from Buenos Aires' Villa Urquiza neighbourhood, while the turtle is the work of Martín Ron, a prolific street artist who, in this piece, seeks to comment on humanity's degradation of nature.

Escapar de la realidad (Escape reality)

This large mural includes a depiction of children and a monster by the Liquado collective collective and Nicolás Alfalfa, images of dancing shadows by Cuore, and a bull with bees by Georgina Cotti. (Calle Santa María del Buen Aire 1050).    

Cyclist

A series of French-looking cyclists were painted by the artist Pol Corona. Beside this, you'll find Cara de Hombre Negro (Face of a Black Man) by Peruvian artists Entes and Pésimo, and, all along the street, interventions carried out by students from the mosaic school at the Centro Metropolitano de Diseño (CMD), which is based opposite. Among the many works, is one titled Del Barrio Somos (We're from the neighbourhood), created in 2011 by Rodolfo Sorondo, with cerarmic work by Teodolina García Cabo (calle Algarrobo 1000).

Lions

Franco Fasoli was the city's first graffiti artist to turn muralist. This image of lions was painted with charcoal from local workmen's barbecues as well as materials used in political graffiti. (Calle Villarino 2466)., 

Proyecto Sullair

This huge mural cover the wall of an abandoned building opposite a school. Figures in yellow and red stand out in the this picturesque cobblestoned street. ines (Santa María del Buen Aire al 900).

To continue the itinerary:

To continue to the next stage of our tour, take bus number 20 at the junction of Luján and Santa María del Buen Ayre, and travel 30 minutes to the junction of Pedro de Mendoza and Pérez Galdos, near the Usina del Arte

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