A year and a half since my last trip to the Catalonian capital, I found myself back in the streets of Gracia, El Born, Raval and El Gotic once again on the search for the cities best street art.

Last time I spent a lot of time traversing the various districts of the city. This time I spent less time on the streets, and more time in galleries, such as the Montana Gallery’s Paola Delfín show and the Martillo Fine Arts Workshop.

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A quick snapshot of some pieces from the point of view of my refurbished Polaroid.

But in my final days in the city I set aim for the semi-organised Jardins de les Tres Xemeneies space that displays some fine work over a number of large, clean walls, and an interesting hollow concrete cube. The work here is produced with a phenomenal turnover, so much so that there is a website dedicated purely to documenting the walls from week to week, and even then it doesn’t cover everything that has gone up.

What follows is a blow by blow account of what lay in store during the second week of June 2016, such a wide range of art from wildstyle letters to calligraphic work, as well as a decent spread of really cool character based pieces.

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Artist unknown

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Artists L-R: Vejan, Rizo.

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Artist: Vejan

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Artist: Stefano Phen

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Artist: Fork One

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Artist: Kler

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Artist: Mugraff

 

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Artist top: Pez, Artist bottom: Fork One

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Artist: Fork One

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Artists unknown

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Artist: Sime

Finally, and a little off topic, but one of my favourite things about graffiti on the continent, white van men succumbing to the beauty of a tagged van. Plumbers, electricians and joiners of the UKk take note…

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Steven
UKB

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