Calle Esos Ojos from “Bogota Street Art”

October 21st, 2012 | By | 1 Comment »

In Bogota, Colombia, the walls don’t talk. They scream. Featuring the artwork of Bogota Street Art, a collective of four of Bogota’s most active street artists – Dj Lu, Gouache, Lesivo and Toxicómano — the recently released Calle Esos Ojos testifies to both the visual and political impact of street art in Colombia’s capital. Here are some of the images from the book:

Dj Lu has for years been altering the visual landscape of his city with his satirical stencils, targeting a range of issues from consumerism to sexism to the military.

With asymmetrical rhythms and striking colors, Gauche celebrates Bogota’s distinct multicultural mix of everyday people.

Lesivo tends to focus on the darker — or more frightening — underside of the city.

And Toxicómano is on a mission to divert the attention of passersby from commercial ads.

Along with texts – in Spanish — by noted Colombian authors, Darío Jaramillo Agudelo and Antonio Morales Riveira, the book also includes four stencil templates and 15 embossed collectible stickers.

Photos courtesy of Bogota Street Art and special thanks to Marcelo Arroyave of the Colectivo Sursystem for getting this book over to me, reminding me how much I love and miss the streets and people of Bogota.

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Graffiti Geometry

July 3rd, 2012 | By | No Comments »

Here are about π of my favorite pieces by Dast: some square from Bogota, Colombia.

Photos by _DAST_

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From the Streets of Bogota, Colombia: A Cast of Characters, Part ll, Toxicómano & more

February 2nd, 2012 | By | 3 Comments »

Here are a few more images captured last week in Bogota and shared with me:


Photos by Luz Coy; artists — with the exception of Toxicómano — to be identified.

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From the Streets of Bogota, Colombia: A Cast of Characters, Part I

January 31st, 2012 | By | No Comments »

When I first discovered the walls in Bogota, Colombia in 2007, I instantly fell in love with their distinct beauty, restless energy and cast of characters.  Here are a few images that were captured last week and shared with me.

Special thanks to Luz Coy for taking and sharing these photos. Artists to be identified.

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Lorenzo Masnah brings DISASTERS to FUSE

June 25th, 2011 | By | 1 Comment »

Disasters is the theme of a collaged mural currently underway in the hallway of the FUSE Gallery in the East Village. 26-year-old Lorenzo Masnah has been collecting, enlarging and painting over and on newspaper and magazine images of global disasters, tragedies and human rights violations for years. His politically-infused work has been published in zines and books and exhibited in a variety of gallery and alternative setting in New York City, LA and in his native Bogota, where, along with Stinkfish, he is a founding member of the APC (Animal Planet Collective). Lorenzo’s newest work will be the subject of an exhibit at FUSE Gallery next year. In the meantime, this mural is definitely worth checking out – if you’re anywhere in the vicinity of 93 2nd Avenue between 5th and 6th Streets in NYC’s East Village.

Close-up of mural underway in hallway @ FUSE Gallery, photo by Lorenzo

Lorenzo's iconic Third World Pirate alongside Stinkfish in Bogota, Colombia, photo by Lois Stavsky

Lorenzo as Third World Pirate in the East Village, photo by Lenny Collado

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Blu in Bogotá

November 12th, 2009 | By | 1 Comment »



Blu has been busy in the Colombian capital lately for Memoria Canalla, a project organized by Bastardilla and Stinkfish. Martha Cooper and Onesto, who both traveled to the city in September, are amongst others who have participated.

Photos from Blu’s blog

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Bogotá Street Art

November 27th, 2008 | By | 1 Comment »

LoisInWonderland has nearly 600 photos on her flickr of street art in Bogotá, the capital of Colombia. The art here looks amazing, and LoisInWonderland has done an amazing job photographing so much of it. Here are a couple of highlights from her photos:

Work by Onesto

Work by Onesto

More photos after the jump…

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