Tor Marancia, Rome – Part II

Another gallery full of murals from the peripheral district Tor Marancia in Rome, Italy!
Click here for Part I!

The first mural titled “Welcome to Shanghai” is located next to Vhils’ near the Tor Marancia/Arcadia bus station. The piece is by Chinese artist Caratoes and it depicts a four-eyed Chinese Opera mask holding an origami version of the Roman she-wolf.
Tor Marancia used to be a village with little houses, shared bathrooms and small vegetable gardens. At that time this suburb was nicknamed Shanghai – allegedly because of the frequent floodings and extreme poverty.

~ By Caratoes ~ Welcome to Shanghai

Next mural is one of my favorite in this district – it is a piece by the Italian artist Mr. Klevra titled “Saint Mary of Shangai”.  Saint Mary of Shanghai has been a fictional patron of the neighborhood back when Tor Marancia used to be a village.

~ By Mr. Klevra ~ Saint Mary of Shanghai

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Tor Marancia, Rome – Part I

This series of street art photos depicts murals from a peripheral district called Tor Marancia in Rome, Italy. Renowned artists have been invited to participate in project “Big City Life” and to paint whole city-block facades in this area. The project wants to use street art to revitalise neighbourhoods and stimulate community ties.

After you arrive at the Tor Marancia/Arcadia bus station you will see three giant murals by Seth, Vhils and Jaz. Each mural has a sign with its title, name of the artist and additional information about the used mediums – therefore it looks like a gallery exhibition.

~ Seth Globepainter ~ The Redeemer Child

  
Read more to see the whole gallery!
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Goat In Rome

A few days ago, Bordalo II created a new installation entitled “Uma Cabra” (A Goat) close to the Station Termini in Rome, Italy.
Bordalo II used trash and found materials that he collected in Rome.

Bordalo II Uma Cabra

~ By Bordalo II ~ Rome, Italy – Photo: streetartnews.net

Bordalo II Uma Cabra Italy

~ Bordalo II ~ Rome, Italy – Photo: streetartnews.net

Click here for more information about Bordalo Segundo and his amazing work!


Have a nice day!

Meet Alice Pasquini

Alice Pasquini is a visual artist from Rome who works as an illustrator, set designer, and painter. Alice’s preferred canvases are city walls and she’s traveled widely, bringing her artwork to life on the streets of different cities across the globe. (Sydney, New York, Barcelona, Oslo, Moscow, Paris, Copenhagen, Marrakech, Berlin, Saigon, London, and Rome)*

AlicePasquini London

~ By Alice Pasquini ~ London, UK – Photo: alicepasquini.com

Through her art she strives to demonstrate the small moments between people and their connections to one another. She wishes to represent human emotion and explore these emotions from a different point of view.
Alice is particularly interested in the representation of women in art and the desire to show strong, independent women in a way that differs from the highly sexualized image of femininity that is typically seen in society.*

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