Whoever travels on a bus from Santa Cruz to Candelaria or Güimar, will find Street Art all over,  discovering Sabotaje al Montaje

An artist who started out 9 years ago painting spectacular horizontal portraits, starring friends… A meteoric career full of colours, realism and extremely compromised. Today he develops projects all over the world and  throughout the Canarian Archipelago: Las Palmas, Lanzarote, Fuerteventura, La Palma … 2013 was a great consolidation as 2 different pieces were selected and included  in “Best Street Art In The World” (…/best-street-in-the-world-2013)   ( Ozarts Etc – Best of Street Art 2013 | Ozarts Etc). His art and technique have introduced a more elaborate and serious muralism in Tenerife, his signature is on the Victoria´s Theatre facade, nearby García Sanabría park, other pieces may be found en Hoya Fria, La Orotava, El Puerto de La Cruz…

The island is cool and offers a variety of Street Art, proof is the so called “Wall Of Fame Tour”, Santa Cruz, a route through the main pieces of the city, beginning at Plaza de Europa, quite near La Noria, loaded with Muro´s art work and continues along the canchas of Tio Pino, through El Camino del Hierro and by the tunnel of Somosierra, we can find pieces signed by STB, one of the most important crews on the island. It carries on along the walls of the Viera y Clavijo park, across the Heliodoro Rodriguez Lopez  Stadium, with paintings by Acon, and it ends at the canchas of Casa Pisaca, in the lovely and authentic neighborhood  of Toscal, where the city council is contemplating setting up a catalogue of abandoned houses in order to serve as street art canvases.

There are other sites, not as emblematic, but very interesting, like the old factory on San Andres highway, with artworks signed by Pez or the mural on El Mirador de Las Teresitas, one of the first ones on the island. Not to forget other spots as unusual as Las Chicas de La Calle Miraflores, the red light district of the city, with a whole block covered with murals and street art, some of them quite risqué, signed by Pesi and SK, living legends of Tenerife’s urban art. Behind the Mencey Hotel, in El Barranco de Los Lavaderos, there’s another site that’s harder to find, with paintings by the young ILK crew. One of its members, Koyak, is the author of amusing murals like the one in Pasaje Sitja, a weathered alley of the city, the site of two bars with a long tradition. Heading north, at the streetcar’s stop in Gracia, there’s another curious artwork: El Brujo, by the STB group… 


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