Last Thursday, the Buenos Aires Calling group-exhibition opened at Pure Evil Gallery, showing unusual, rough street art from Argentina. It’s the first collective exhibition of work from Buenos Aires street artists in London – Naturally I was there and took some photos!
Buenos Aires has one of the most active and unusual street art scenes in the world. An economic crash in 2001 acted as a catalyst for a generation of young artists to start painting in the streets. Public acceptance of street art nurtured the scene, giving artists the freedom to experiment at a scale and level of complexity unseen in other cities. (Pure Evil Gallery)
Including artworks by the FASE collective, Buenos Aires Stencil, Malatesta, Stencilland, Chu, Defi, Orilo, and Jaz, the exhibition gives an wide insight into the Argentinian street art scene.