I have recently uploaded a video to youtube that I made with all the pictures that I took of street art in Casablanca. You can find the link to the street art here.
Back in 2015 I saw these three murals by Nicholai Khan in Las Vegas. Khan was born in Trinidad but moved to Manhattan (New York City) in the 1980’s.
below: Charlie Chaplin & his dog, surrounded by laughter.
below: Mickey Mouse doesn’t look very happy.
There is a path that runs along the shore of the Atlantic Ocean, leading to the new Hassan 2 mosque. Beside the path is a wall that has been painted with street art. When I walked here in October 2019, these are the murals that I saw. I have only been able to identify some of the artists.
below: “Oxymoron” by iramo aka Iramo Samir
below: Like all the murals on this wall, this one is looking out to sea
below: A man in a purple camo hat, by Majid aka Majid El Bahar
below: Casablanca plus text (artist’s tag) by TRUST
below: By Moka 187
below: Would you kiss a shark? Even one that claims to love his mom?
below: Close up of a man’s eyes and nose, signed as Senzoclouds aka Senzo or Mr. Clouds.
A low wall in the older part of the city… if I remember correctly it might be on one side of a taxi parking lot? As I was taking pictures, an older man stopped to talk to me about the paintings on the wall. I think that he said that a group of students painted it.
The mural is full of Casablanca scenes such as this image of the Hussan 2 mosque.
below: Typical Moroccan tile work.
below: Curly metal railings and grilles like this can be seen all over Morocco.
below: The Moroccan flag is a green star on a red background.
L’Boulevard – A long wall was painted with several murals by different artists as part of the first Sbagha Bagha festival in 2013. Many of the colours have faded and some parts of the wall’s surface has disintegrated, but enough of the pictures remain that with some imagination you can visualize what was once there.
The wall is in the older part of Casablanca, near Avenue des FAR and Place de la Concorde.
The portion of the wall with the little crosses that become faces surrounded by butterflies was painted by Moroccan artist Morran Ben Lahcen
The animal (dog?) in the leather helmet and aviator glasses is the work of Aouina as are the coloured squiggles at the bottom.
A young man on his motorbike, by FLAN and Cisco KSL, both from Barcelona (the latter seems to be more involved with tattoos & clothing recently). The rider seems to have lost his cigarette and a screw or two. I am not sure who did which part of the mural.
A taxi full of people, and many people beside, by Rebel Spirit aka Mohammed Elbellaoui
The old man and the teapot were also painted by Rebel Spirit. Originally, there was writing in Arabic beside the man. The top part of the wall has broken off, taking the artwork from the murals with it.
This older woman with the head scarf, heavy load, and walking stick was painted by Mouhim Simo. The red paintings (above) are a later “addition”.
The alligator driving the flying carpet with all his possessions was painted by Spanish artist (from Barcelona) Kram
This stencil work has been added since the murals were painted. It looks very Moroccan with the blue tile work. The two men neatly fit into a heart.
Beside it is another stencil by the same artist. This time it is four winged fish radiating from the center. Unfortunately, I haven’t been able to figure out the artist’s signature.
As you walk toward the intersection of Blvd Socrate and Blvd Ali Abderrazak the large murals there come into view.
The two murals behind the women were painted for Casamouja 2019. This is an annual “urban art wave” and murals in 5 locations were/are part of this year’s event (between 20 Sept and 25 Nov). The first location was at this intersection where there were 4 large murals. Casamouja is a public programme started in 2016 for the promotion of street art in various districts of Casablanca.
In the middle is a mural of a man falling past a white, pink, and red background that was painted by OLDR
below: Falling past the laundry
At the back is a mural of cartoon characters by Moka
Just around the corner are two other murals that were also painted for Casamouja 2019.
below: A young man in football gear, by BAKR,
below: A mural titled “Back to the Past” by MED, aka Mehdi Zemouri
There is an incredible amount of good street art scattered around Casablanca, especially large murals on the ends of apartment buildings.
On Blvd Anoual in the Derb Ghallef neighbourhood is this painting by NDZW, a street artist from Vienna Austria. It was completed in 2019 as part of that year’s Sbagha Bagha
Nearby are two other murals. First, is this man painted by Yann Chatelin
And second is this fox by Mexican artist Seher One.