Street Art of Bogota: A Photo Essay

In many cities, ugly scribbles of graffiti are a sign of decay and neglect. This isn’t true in Bogota, where dozens of colorful “street artists” are repainting the city in creative ways:

The street artists of Bogota all have serious day jobs. They are college professors, graphic designers and authors. They don’t alway work under the cover of night- many have permission by the owners to use a building as their canvas.  Some of their designs are political, some are funny and some are just beautiful:

Many of the graffiti artists in Bogota are well known for their distinct style and subject matter, such as Pez, who always paints big smiling bird-type creatures:

My favorite:

If you are in Bogota and want to learn more about the rich street art culture, I recommend the Bogota Graffiti Tour, which is in English and run on donations. It’s the best way to truly delve into the art which makes the city so pretty.

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40 thoughts on “Street Art of Bogota: A Photo Essay”

  1. WOW, these are amazing Steph! I adore street art, but there’s far too little (in fact I can’t recall any…) in my city here in South Korea!

    I think I like the first one (love that hummingbird), and the one you posted by Pez with the grinning bird-fish (?) thing. The girl (maybe native Colombian? unsure) with the earrings is beautiful, too.

  2. I liked Bogota a lot and street art, especially like this, is always so interesting. The colors are bold and I also especially like the last one as well 🙂

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