From 2013 the city of Málaga has been offering its walls to street artists from all over the world. That’s when they started their prestigious art project MAUS, short for Málaga Arte Urbano Soho. Before my visit to the city in 2015, I didn’t know there was street art in Málaga. So, you can imagine my big surprise to find the abundance of jaw-dropping street art, not only as part of MAUS, but far more art that wasn’t commissioned.
Street Art Superstars
MAUS successfully managed to get the crème de la crème of the world street art scene to their city. I couldn’t believe it when I found the larger than life murals by street art superstars such as ROA, DALeast, Faith47, D*Face and Shepard Fairey in such a quiet and rather small city.
DALeast – Alameda Principal 25
In the feature image at the top of this post you see an amazing mural by one of my favourite artists, DALeast. And because I love his work so much, here’s another photo of that mural from a slightly different angle.
Faith47 – Alameda Principal 47
Not far from DALeast’s stunning mural of a murder of crows, Faith47 painted this enormous piece. I adore everything this amazing artist from South Africa creates and I wish I could see more of her epic work in real life rather than in her Instagram feed.
ROA – Calle Casas de Campos
Speaking of epic larger than life murals, what about this jaw-dropping piece by Belgian street artist ROA?!?
D*Face & Shepard Fairey – Calle Comandante Benítez 14
These two street art super weights appear side by side at the edge of the city centre, a pretty impressive sight!
Andi Rivas – Parking Calle Alemania
I wonder what the nuns in the photo made of this colourful piece.
Pejac – Calle Tomás Heredia 1
MAUS: Muros Libres
MAUS also offers so-called ‘free walls’ up to artists. Here’s a selection of those works.
For more information on the project, artists and an up-to-date map of all the works, please refer to the MAUS website.
Have you ever been to Málaga? Did you get to see some of the extraordinary artworks in the city? Let me know in a comment below! Thanks, Zarina xx