In August, international street artists flocked to Vienna city to participate in Calle Libre Festival. This Festival for Urban Aesthetics turned the city into a colourful space.
Calle Libre means “Free Street” and took place for the sixth time. With a motto “street belongs to us”, this year’s edition leitmotif was “duality of everything”.…positive and negative, true and false, light and dark, material and immaterial.
We selected 5 murals we liked the most stating the exact location where to find them in the city. If you plan your trip to Vienna, follow this alternative route and check out Instagram accounts of street artists.
The trio transformed a blank wall through a multi- layered grid into a combination of abstract and figurative forms.
Location: Am Hundsturm 1, 1050, Wien
2. ”Local Innerfield” by Vitaliy Agapeyev
Vitaly is a Ukrainian artist and his approach of finding abstract forms in an intuitive way and his graffiti background made him the perfect choice for Calle Libre Festival. His piece residing next to the Gürtel will be seen by 10.000 drivers every day.
Location: Lerchenfelder Gürtel 9-11,1160 Wien
3. „Luminous balance“ by Sam El Greco
This mural will be seen from every train leaving Vienna Westbahnhof!
Sam El Greco is an Argentinian graffiti and mural artist who creates abstract street art work by using vibrant colours and geometric shapes to illustrate new dimensions which jump off the wall.
Location: Westbahnhofgelände, 1150 Vienna
4. “Ambivalenz” by Rip Off Crew
This powergirl-trio portrayed themselves making a strong statement!
Location: Mauthausgasse 9, 1050 Wien
5. “The Mother” by HUARIU
The work depicted a child soldier. It was created on the wall in front of the children’s playground. The work by Portuguese street artist is a tribute to all child soldiers in the world.
Location: Kirchberggasse 17, 1070