12 Jul '18, 2pm
We found the eight best cities for graffiti that are off the beaten path:
is a Portuguese street artist. “I have to chosen my city, Porto. Not only because it’s where I grew up, live, and produced most of my early work, but also and mainly because it has a particular relation with the graffiti and street art scene. For 12 years we had a mayor that had a huge problem with it. We never had one single opportunity to paint in the city except if we went illegal. And most of the stuff we did was buffed afterwards. We were fighting back every time, in an ongoing war that never ended. Those who wanted to produce pieces or something more elaborate had to look for abandoned spots, which became incredible hidden galleries. Finally, in 2013, Rui Moreira was elected as the new mayor, and he introduced the new street art program that launched in a wall on the city center that me and Hazul painted.