Urban Mural in São Vicente de Fora

The mural was inaugurated late last year so it’s still pretty low on people’s radars (meaning prime photo posing opps without millions of people swarming in – yay). Saraiva spent two years working on the huge hand-painted mural, which is made up of more than 50,000 tiles. It’s playful brushstrokes and bright colours are certainly eye-catching to say the least.

Urban Mural in São Vicente de Fora

Urban Mural in São Vicente de Fora

Urban Mural in São Vicente de Fora

Saraiva’s mural, however, is much more than a pretty picture – it captures stories from Saraiva’s life. Many, as you expect, are based in Lisbon and Portugal, but if you look carefully, you’ll also spot some from further afield – like Paris and New York where Saraiva has also lived.

André Saraiva Street Art Mural, at the corner of the Jardim Botto Machado, Lisbon
André Saraiva is a Portuguese visual artist, who came to fame for his street art in Paris in the 80s and has been a central figure on the urban art scene ever since. Of course, you’re no true artist if you don’t have an alter-ego – Saraiva is also known by the name of Mr. A for the signature round-faced winking character he’s painted across several cities over the decades.

Source, credits, details and more at: thediscoveriesof.com

 

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