This post is part 13 of 15 in the series Buenos Aires, Argentina City Travel Guide

When you think of street art you may picture classic painted images, but the art form takes many shapes. One of the most playful forms of street art is a method called paste-up which includes the use of images pasted into the overall work of art. In Buenos Aires, Argentina we saw many notable examples of paste-ups (and stencils and posters) from street artists including Boxi Trixi, the Buenos Aires Paste-Up crew (a group of artists working together), Gerdy Harapos, KTLVR, Rusty Deimos, Brazilian Luis Bueno (who is known for incorporating Brazilian soccer legend Pele into his work), and many others.

Paste-up street art in Buenos Aires

Here are some of our favorite examples of posters, stencils, and paste-up street art in Buenos Aires.

big wall Buenos Aires Pasteup

This large wall is covered with art from the entire Buenos Aires Pasteup crew and friends.

ba paste up guille pachelo gerdy harapos boxi trixi

Work from the entire Buenos Aires Pasteup crew represented in one small space including artists Guille Pachelo, Gerdy Harapos, Ale Giorgga and his Movimiento Petrushaus, Rusty Deimos, and Boxi Trixi.

buenos aires street art paste up

Paste-ups work from KTLRV and members of La Crewcante including Mapache, Turbio, and Effe.

Paste up street art buenos aires

Some poster work resembles traditional art, like this work from RNDR (left) and others.

Fab Ciraolo pasteup buenos aires

Paste-ups from artist Fab Ciraolo.

Luis Bueno pele pasteup art BsAa

Brazilian artist Luis Bueno is known for taking a famous image of soccer legend Pelé hugging Muhammad Ali and swapping in other cultural icons. On the streets of Buenos Aires, we saw paste-ups from this artist featuring Pele hugging Salvador Dali, Argentinean soccer legend Diego Maradona, and Bob Marley. The artist has put up paste-ups of this image in other locations with images of Batman, the Mona Lisa, all of the Beatles, David Bowie, Bob Dylan, Amy Winehouse, Marilyn Monroe, Freddie Mercury, and more stars.

they call this art Putin time bomb Coke is poison life is a game but it is full of bugs

A number of paste-up artists–including Tano Vernon, Ale Giorgga and his Movimiento Petrushaus, and KTRLV–work with typeface and slogans that mimic more traditional forms of poster communication.

paste up slogans

Paste-ups frequently play with words and images to form witty social commentary like the work above (clockwise): “They call this art?”; Putin time bomb; “Coke is poison”; “Life is a game, but it is full of bugs”

la fernando street art paste up

This wall features paste-ups from Pola and Render Martinez of La Fernando Street Art Crew, as well as Tano Vernon and Yacare.

marian calle yacare past up street art

Two versions of Marian Calle‘s indigenous woman from her Mujer Ayahuasca series and Amy Winehouse by Yacare.

street art Buenos Aires Pasteup crew

This entire facade was covered in paste-ups by the artists that make up the group Buenos Aires Pasteup including Guille Pachelo, Gerdy Harapos, Ale Giorgga and his Movimiento Petrushaus, Rusty Deimos, and Boxi Trixi.

paste up street art ktrlv bih buenos aires

Top left paste-ups from La Fernando Street Art Crew artists BiH and KTRLV, paste-ups on the right by KTLRV, and paste-ups bottom left by Pola, BiH, Tano Vernon, and Yacare.

buenos aires la fernando street art

Various paste-ups by Pola, KTLRV and Render Martinez of the La Fernando Street Art Crew, as well as Yacare.

lacrewcante street art buenos aires

These paste-ups are mainly the work of artists from La Crewcante including Mapache, Turbio, and Effe.

paste up lacrewcante street art burnos aires

More past-ups from La Crewcante artists Mapache, Turbio, and Effe.

Buenos aires paste up art

These paste-ups are mostly from Buenos Aires Pasteup crew artists.

street art paste up buenos aires

Various paste-ups, many from artists already listed above.

Stencil street art in Buenos Aires

lacast stencil street art

A collection of stencil murals by Lacast Stencil.

stencil land Buenos aires street art

This piece is by Stencil Land.

stencil land library street art

Stencil Land completed this themed work on the facade of a public library in the Palermo area of Buenos Aires.

stencil land run dont walk street art

The large image of a boy was done by Stencil Land and Run Don’t Walk created all of the stencil figures on the left.

Run Dont Walk stencils Buenos Aires

Various walls that were stenciled by Run Don’t Walk.

stencil street art cartoonneros

The celebrity-filled stencil work of Cartooneros is frequently seen around Buenos Aires. Seen here are Kurt Cobain, Salvador Dali, Vincent van Gogh, Frida Kahlo, Jimmy Hendrix, James Brown, Kieth Richards, Miles Davis, Thelonious Monk, John Coltrane, David Gilmour, Thom Yorke, Angela Davis, and others.

cartooneros stencil buenos aires

More star-studded stencil work from Cartoonneros including his large figures of Kurt Cobain, Frida Khalo, and Vincent van Gogh, a play on the famous Magritte pipe that says “This not a stencil”, Salvador Dali, Jim Morrison, Gustavo Cerati (from Soda Stereo, arguably Argentina’s most famous band), Michael Stipe and various eyes.

tester street art buenos aires

This wall was stenciled by artist Mariano Tester.

Cabaio Spirito stencil-tegui Fukuro noodle buenos aires

The creators of Tegui, one of the best restaurants in South America before it recently closed, wanted an unexpected facade so they commissioned artist Cabaio Spirito to cover the outside of the restaurant (left) with stencils. The same artist also stenciled the facade of a noodle shop (left).

gerdy stencil street art buenos aires

Gerdy Harapos, an artist who frequently works with stencils on paste-ups as part of the Buenos Aires Pasteup crew, also works directly with stencils especially when doing commercial projects like decorating this hair salon (left), and this Asian-inspired fast food joint (right).

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