Valencia is a pretty small city full of street art, you don't need to see a modern art because it's all outside!
Visiting Valencia for the first time is the great experience. In the summer time it can be very hot, but if you want to have the best impression have a first walk in the middle of the city, for example – El Carmen area, during the night. You will stuck between beautiful and bright graffiti walls all around you.
Valencia seems like a big street art wall. Once you travel the city – you know it. Street artists never cross the rules, new houses and churches are always staying clean. Valencia is not the kind of a ghetto city, it’s a platform for real artists to express themselves.
Once you walk around the city you can mention so many graffiti types: portraits, tags, philosophical pictures, funny & foolish small sketches, political problems and many more. Sometimes you can mention one particular face (for example – the woman with 4 eyes) following you around the city. If you are a lil geek we are sharing with you the most famous street artists of Valencia – Eskif, David de Limon, Hyuro, ArquiCostura, Cere and of Julieta XLF, Blu, Eduardo Salvador, Deih.
“What gets put in museums, galleries, magazines and press releases is not graffiti. Graffiti as a concept implies transgression of “public” space, and because of this its institutional adaptation ceases to have value. What makes graffiti graffiti is not its aesthetic qualities, nor the distress under which it was executed. What transforms graffiti into graffiti is precisely the conditions under which its engagement is made. A graffiti writer can exhibit his work in museums and galleries, but this does not transform his work into graffiti. Graffiti is on the street, in its natural condition, where it will die.“
So is the urban culture is a distraction for the city? The answer is obvious – absolutely no. Since 90’s Valencia is becoming more beautiful with street art appearing every year on walls. You cannot imagine a place looking more authentical than Valencia. The beauty of every street is hidden in beautiful masterpieces with a hidden information. Some of artists who create art there are very known, some of them come from other countries. But every work counts and it creates a beautiful image of the city. We are not speaking more about the exact artists we’ve mentioned before, because there are also too many less famous creators. Enjoy the photos we’ve done for you in Valencia. This city is totally worth visiting just for a big cup of inspiration.
The reason we are having this conversation with you, our reader is not that simple. By the time, we hope to discover for you more cities and places with graffiti areas. We want to prove that street art is not a distraction, it’s a new prism through which you can see the city in the real way. We don’t want to highlight the most famous artists, because we want to discover the new artists. Let’s make all names count. If you know something about the art we are posting, let the artists know that they are inspirational, they are important to the culture! See you soon, in the next city!