39 Pieces Of Street Art In Port Louis That Will Blow Your Mind
You may not know this, but there’s a heap of dazzling street art in Port Louis that will leave your jaw on the floor.
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We promise, the street art in Port Louis is unlike anything you’ve ever seen before, and these 39 examples will prove it.
Far from the “[insert name] woz ‘ere” messages you often see scrawled on railway bridges in the UK. These works of urban art in Port Louis are mind-blowing. But where did they come from? And, above all, why aren’t they vilified by the government?
Street art is now coming through as a super-trendy addition to many areas across the world. Contemporary regions of the UK like Manchester’s Northern Quarter, London’s Soho and Shoreditch, and Easton in Bristol have all welcomed colourful iconography on to their urban landscapes. Now it seems Mauritius are blazing a trendy trail in the Indian Ocean.
Refreshingly, the Mauritian government have embraced the works and have even commissioned artists to add murals all over the city.
In fact, the Porlwi by Light Festival is a celebration of contemporary arts, held every December in the Mauritian capital. There’s music, dancing, and, artworks happening across the city. All with the aim of celebrating the culture, heritage, and nature of Mauritius.
For example portraits in Port Louis capture shots of Mauritius’s vibrant wildlife and the relationship we have with nature. Above all the pieces inject life into tired urban scenes which helps attract tourists to the area.
After years of the festival kaleidoscopic murals now adorn many walls, streets, and run-down buildings in the city. Rather than allowing the old brickwork to drag the city down, the government have used awesome artists’ work to transform the structures into dazzling installations.
Let’s see some amazing street art!
Devid.Art uses bold black lines to emphasise his work
Check out this awesome piece by Daphnedoomun
Check out these stunning works by Armand Gachet livening up cold and decrepid sites.
This stunning piece by Andrea Wan works on the delicate balance between humans and nature, and the beauty within that relationship.
Alternatively to the nature-inspired pieces, David La Gesse and Falkland Artist prefer to look towards cultural influences on Mauritius from Africa, Europe and Asia.
Bault has created some wonderfully eye-catching pieces for Porlwi
Brian Lamoureux has a unique style of utlising colour and lines to create show-stopping works
Calligraphic artist Vincent Box detailed this incredible dodo mural. The dodo was prolific on the island until its extinction.
While we’re talking about staggering detail we can’t help but mention Evan Sohun.
In addition to those natural themes of Sohun’s work, Shelvi Art created this aquatic wonder to liven up a local street
Fred Boulon is another incredible artist using natural Mauritius to inspire his Porlwi piece
Likewise, Joanna Le Gesse also infused her work with the stunning beauty of nature
Anoushachaos incorporated stunning colours and topical messaging into her statement pieces
The amazing Nitish Chendrapaty-Appadoo has created some incredible Eastern inspired works.
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