Considering the difficulty of getting paint in Cuba, it is surprising to find a vibrant street art scene, particularly in Havana. Murals by local and international artists adorn the crumbling remains of walls and buildings, showcasing various styles and an abundance of talent. Take a walk with me down the streets of the Caribbean island and explore Cuba’s street art scene.
Callejón de Hamel – a hive of Cuban street art
The following pictures are from Callejón de Hamel an alleyway of art created by Camaguey born painter, muralist and sculptor Salvador González Escalona. The alley began in 1990 where he created murals and sculptures from the limited paint and resources available. Salvador’s art is an expression of Afro-Cuban culture and history.
If you can identify any of the unknown artists above, please leave me a comment below. I would love to be able to credit each and every one!
Peace, love and inspiring travel,
“Olea” is artist Yankel Olea Delgado. I am very fortunate to own one of his (extremely rare) oil-on-canvas paintings
Thanks for sharing this information, Shirl. I always like to provide artist credit where possible. I hope you are enjoying your painting. What a talent he is!?