Mural city: Estepona’s al fresco art gallery

Estepona’s al fresco art gallery of 24 murals glams up bleak concrete buildings around town

LAST UPDATED: 21 Apr, 2015 @ 06:08
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IT’S quite literally the most off-the-wall collection of urban art on the Costa del Sol.

Fishing day
Fishing day

Everyone from top international artists to creative prison inmates have contributed to Estepona’s amazing al fresco art gallery of 24 murals glamming up bleak concrete buildings around town.

Every other high rise is bursting with colour and imaginative designs – from dancers and divers to optical illusions which deceive the eye from a distance.

The latest addition to the ‘Artistic Murals Route’ is a gardener cutting bougainvillea on the side of Victor de la Serna school by Jaen painter Jose Fernandez Ros.

The impressive ‘Fishing Day’ mural, also by Jose Fernandez, occupies 1,000m2 across six separate buildings – and holds the record for the largest vertical mural in Spain.
Artistic inmates of Alhaurin prison meanwhile created six-metre-long metal sculptures for one mural which recreates the sea floor as part of the Moraga Collective initiative.

Erin Aman whose work is featured in San Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City, is another of the famous contributors to the offbeat outdoor expo.

 



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