Street art–including murals, paste-ups, and more–jazz up many Latin American cities, including the capital of Peru. Here are some of our favorite examples of street art in Lima.
Street art in the Barranco neighborhood of Lima, Peru plus some very obliging passersby (artist unknown).
We first encountered the work of Jade Rivera in Bogota, Colombia where his giant mural called The Kiss is famous. Jade is based in Lima and you can find a number of his pieces including the examples shown here in the Barranco neighborhood.
Peruvian artist Alexandra Wendorff, who created this street art in Lima, is one of a small but growing number of female street artists.
The Barranco neighborhood of Lima is, by far, the artsiest, and many walls have been turned into canvases. Top; By Lu Yorlano, dianazue, and Stfi!. Middle: “Peru Lives” condor mural (artist unknown). Bottom: By Werc.
Peruvian artist Elliot Tupac, who is a muralist inspired by typography of traditional Peruvian signage, has created a style called Chicha Art. His studio is in Barranco (left) and you can see his work all over the city including some uplifting messages such as “Think with the Heart” (right).
Entes and Pesimo are Peruvian urban artists we first encountered in Bogota, Colombia. They produce work individually and have also been collaborating since the 1990s (as Entes y Pesimo). Here’s a selection of their collaborative work found around Barranco.
A different MeToo Movement by artist Betsy Casañas calls for equality.
A Peruvian hairless dog spray painting by Alonso Rivera aka Ceyzer (left) and graphic faces in primary colors by Amadeo Gonzales (right).
A collection of paste-ups and other small works seen around the Barranco neighborhood (artists unknown).