Considering the difficulty of getting paint in Cuba, it is surprising to find a vibrant street art scene, particularly in La Habana. Murals by local and international artists adorn the crumbling remains of buildings in the old quarter, showcasing various styles and an abundance of talent. Take a walk with me down the streets of the Caribbean island and explore the Cuban street art within.
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!
You will find more fabulous street art in locations such as Miami, Hong Kong and Melbourne over at the Art on the Street Series page.
Peace, love and inspiring travel,