hile I was in Colombia I had a couple of chances to visit Bogota, the bustling capital of this amazing South American destination. The first time around, I stayed in the quiet residential area of Bellavista; which is not too far from all the bars and restaurants action surrounding the famous Zona Rosa. Around there, I found some cool street-art; but none was as nice as some of the works I saw around La Candelaria, the colonial district.
Around this area, you don’t have to walk too far to find some beautiful murals sprayed all over with bold colors and fantastic multi-eyed creatures! Some of them seem to be right out of Where the Wild Thing Are :) I guess that’s what you get in terms of graffiti in the land of Gabriel García Márquez, the most beloved and celebrated Colombian author.
From what I’ve seen so far, my favorite local artist is StinkFish. I remember stumbling upon his website while I was still in Barcelona looking for some information about street art in Bogota, so when I came across one of his pieces I was thrilled! I love how he mixes photo images with waves of bright colors and tribal markings. For example, you can go here to see the original photo that inspired the first image of this post, Niña Ojos de Quetzal.
If you want some more information about street art in Bogota, and other main cities in Colombia; you should check out Off Track Planet’s Guide to Street Art in Colombia. And to see some more photos of the beautiful street art I found this time around, don’t forget to check out my gallery!
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