Graffiti Granada: Niño de las Pinturas as spanish Banksy
We like to discover this kind of articles from people who visit Granada and think about its streets, its art, and its magic. In “The Olive Press” we can read an interesting article about several beautiful graffitis you can see if you walk by Granada’s streets, so similars to Banksy style but with its own spirit. What do you think about this? Do people really appreciates graffiti art? Do you think graffiti should be legalized in Granada?
“Granada’s walls are coated in it.
Some attempts, admittedly, are either of a shoddy or unremarkable standard, but a handsome percentage is nothing short of awe-inspiring. There are, I’m sure, hundreds of would-be-artists claiming credit for some of the city’s most famed pieces, but most of the stop-and-stare stuff can be attributed to just one man: El Nino de las Pinturas.
A Spanish version of the UK’s legendary Banksy, this guy is a proper legend in his own right.
For years now, he has been smearing Granada’s previously dull-white walls with his signature handiwork. Some pieces have featured in art magazines, documentaries and are now concrete tourist attractions (no pun intended).
The best part is, he remains a mystery… Well, perhaps not among locals. But for us ‘guiris’, the legend’s true identity seems to remain infinitely anonymous.
A friend of mine was adamant she knew the luminary’s identity, but after one terribly embarrassing conversation in a pub, she discovered the chap in question was actually an ice-cream vendor.
I considered it not only a resident’s duty, but a wholly gratifying experience to wander Granada’s streets and capture a selection of the legendary artist’s most stunning efforts for you to enjoy.”
Fuente: The Olive Press