Europe is the real home of street art and modern art. But do you know that almost each European country has its own distinct flavors in street art?
France is quite political. The graffiti and quotes you see in street art are full of progressive political messages. Humor element can be found in the street art of UK and Russia.
From a designer’s point of view, Spain uses lots and lots of colors. Italy and Germany use women portraits in most of their street artworks.
I have separated all these countries individually so you can easily spot the cultural differences in their art and thinking.
I should clarify that I made the titles you will see below. But of course, the artworks are properly credited to the artists. Sometimes these artists use a codename as they want to avoid authorities so we are also quoting them with their codenames.
European Street Art
Street Art in France
Complications by Karo Trass
The use of colors with these expressions is just spot on.
The Half Face by C215
A true artist sees what a common human cannot. This artist who uses a codename for his work has seen wall with plaster broken off… and he saw something a common man could not.
Black Among Colors by Arm Crew
Paris has a unique flavor in graffiti art. This is just another example.
See and Say by Shaka and Nosbe
A wall in Morangis gets a creative makeover.
Love and Lust by Karo Trass
I’m really impressed with this artist, Karo Trass. The way she presents human emotion is a forte.
Sheikh USA by Mas Sgt
The Arab head veil thing (I don’t know what it is called) carries a tag. Notice what’s written on it.
The Serious One by Logick
Painting on the streets of Lille, France is definitely the work of a joker.
Hear no evil by Mdeg
Niort, France is told not to hear anything bad.
Street Art in Germany
Wall Against Wall by Karl Addison and James
Painting women’s faces is pretty common in Germany. You can find faces of models, actresses and even politicians.
Hifi by Hifi
Bochum is the town where this artist called Hifi walls often get a hi-fi makeover.
Innocent Evil by Mto
Berlin has the perfect combination of evil and innocence.
Between You and Me by Atlas1 and Desone
This is another masterpiece from Berlin. This is one of my favorites in the list.
The Burning Train by Cren
Even though Germany’s local transport is one of the best ones in the world, but Cren doesn’t agree.
Who’s Speaking Inside You by Hifi
Hifi is back with another semi-abstract artwork.
Egypt by Mkg
Wanna see Egypt? Book your ticket to Germany then.
The Amazed Wall by Karl Addison and James
The duo is back with another amazing painting.
Wall Painting by Dige and Aim
This is a complete artwork. It is being exhibited on a street in Berlin.
Street Art in Italy
Smoking Hot by Spooz
Even in Italy, women’s portraits are very very common in street art.
Praying Hands by Lucca
Italy is a religious country, being the home of Vatican. Such messages and graffiti pieces are common.
The Deadly Wink by James Kalinda and Centina
Italy is famous for many things. One of them are mafia dons.
Pyramid’s Eye by Sea
Milan is the world’s capital of Fashion and weird graffiti.
The Kiss is Near by Zilda
Does this creature remind anyone of the dementors? (Harry Potter reference.)
Street Art in Spain
Colors of a Library by Zosen and Pez
This is the outer wall of a library in San Adrian.
Bedroom Eyes by Registered Kid
This is a wall painting in Barcelona. This city is known for its pocket pickers and world’s best soccer team.
Lines by Kraser
This abstract artwork one of my favorites in this list.
Open Eye by Aranjuez
This image represents that our sight, our vision is barred.
The Dead Faces by Cisco
Street Art in UK
Shines by Philth
One of the great things about it is that it looks great even in night.
Power Holders by Church Street
There are always three that share the power.
Cross, Sword and Doughnut by Nuneaton
Humor and satire pretty common in UK’s street art.
Monalalala by Pegasus
Forget Louvre, visit London. That’s Where Mona actually lives.
Dark Lips Bright Eyes by Rone
This is one of my favorites in this list.
Colorful Wall by Cageone
Rainbow colors imply to many sections of society.
Street Art in Russia
Dragon Ride by Grino, Mednoy, Kanevsky and Lazymonkey
Peter Pan rides a dragon… is it?
Chick Fight by Morik
This is a brutal chick fight and its tradition must be stopped.
Disappointed Eyes by Wert159
St. Petersburg is the home to political graffiti.
I’m Hungry by Nomerz
This was basically a door. Nomerz thought this can be more.