The true beauty of graffiti in Dublin City

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This graffiti mural of two men embracing, is the true depiction of the struggle same sex couples are going through to obtain the right to get married.

The Blooms Hotel is located in Temple bar, Dublin. This hotel stands out against its dull grey surrounding buildings … The Blooms Hotel, in all its glory, bright beautiful and modern

‘Fresh’ a small clothing Boutique located in Temple bar, wanted to have a contemporary feel both in and out, so they decided to use graffiti to make it different. they store also offers the corner of the shop to new and upcoming graffiti artists to tag their name or show their artistic skills This building offers us a very futuristic theme, with the bright colours and excentric pattern

this building isIMG_1029 located along the Quays, the detail in this portrait is immaculate, the time and dedication graffiti artists put into their portraits shows through in this picture

IMG_1030This portrait shows two tapes with the word ‘Confidential’ wrote on the largest tape. This portrait was painted when tape recordings from the Anglo Irish Banks reveal for the first time when the top executives lied about the extent of losses the institution was making.

IMG_1031 This portrait was also located on an abandoned wall in the city centre.

IMG_1032 The ‘Blue Lady’ portrait was displayed on the Strand Street Great. her face shows sorrow yet she is still beautiful. she is art and the artist that created her an artist IMG_1034 This form of graffiti is very new, businesses are now employing graffiti artists to draw portraits on their shutters. portraits that represent them and their store.

IMG_1036 This is another business that has employed the service of a graffiti artist to design the front of their shutter.

IMG_1039This portrait is displayed above a store called Catch on Abbey Street Upper. The portrait includes an inspirational statement “Don’t waste your potential”

Graffiti in Ireland is seen as art, many galleries, colleges, restaurants and cafes now use spray painted canvases as decorations, and to bring a modern vibe to their facility.

Maira De Gois


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