Street art in Porto
People visit Porto for different reasons. Some are there for the food and wine, others for the architecture, fine art and street art. Some of the best street artists have left their mark on the buildings of Porto. It can be a lot of fun to try to locate them.
The city of Porto, like many other towns and cities has been trying to keep unworthy graffiti off its buildings. However in recent years they have been commissioning popular street artists to create art on the city’s walls and buildings.
1. Don Quixote by MOTS, MESK, FEDOR
The mural was commissioned in 2014 and it was the first artwork to be legally created within the project.
2. Virtus by Hazul
This elongated work is on the wall of the Escola Artística e Profissional Árvore and depicts the Madonna in an abstract form. (2015)
3. Trindade by Hazul and Mr Dheo
The double artwork covers the side of a parking garage near Trindade station. The two sides of the mural couldn’t be any more different. Hazul’s work on the left is his usual abstract while on the right Mr Dheo’s father’s lifelike image is holding a model of the famous Clérigos tower. (2014)
4. Perspéntico by LIQEN
The mural is hidden in a narrow side street just off Rua das Flores. It depicts a giant blue cat on the side of a multi-storey building.
5. Half rabbit by Bordalo II
This rather large rabbit is technically not in Porto, but in Vila Nova de Gaia. The artist built it using up random items and thrown out materials found in the city.
6. AN.FI.TRI.ÃO. by Frederico Draw
The artwork is best observed from the top level of Dom Luis I bridge. It depicts an old man looking over the bridge.
7. Faceless Madonna
The abstract works of the faceless Madonna is a popular subject of the famous street artist, Hazul.