Because COVID is still slowing everyone down, I continue to search through old travel pictures because I know that there are still lots of photos of street art that I haven’t shared. Today I found four murals by mr.besk that I saw the last time that I was in Instanbul. They feature yellow outlines and little Basquiat-type three pointed crowns.
This is the last of the Amman blog posts
I have made a video of all the street art that I saw when I was in Jordan and it is on youtube WordPress didn’t like it when I tried to embed the video in this post.
Before I went to Amman I found @ammanstreetart on instagram. Check it out! It is the creation of Dina Toukan and Leen Al-Haddad, two young women trying to raise awareness of the wonderful street art in their city. I would like to thank them for giving me suggestions as to where to start looking when I went hunting back in January.
All of the artwork in the video appears in this blog as well and these are all the links to the relevant pages (plus the last few photos at the bottom of this post):
- aptART gender equality
- Breaking the Silence
- colours and people on the stairs
- crushing cars & flying blue spaceships
- faces on Nemr Al-Edwan street
- folklore on a mannequin
- four Batmans and an old man’s bird
- Jadal and Al-Kalha stairs
- large murals in Al Hashmi Al Shamali
- little things
- Mig the robot
- pink flamingo
- potted plants and umbrellas
- Suhaib Attar’s women
- walls of Terra Sancta College, Baladk 2016
- What will I be?
below: by Zein
Two of the walls that enclose the grounds of Terra Sancta College in Amman are covered with street art. Most of it was painted as part of Baladk 2016 (art festival). One of the walls features the red and white “name tags”, you know the ones that say “Hello, my name is….”. The first one though has “city” instead of “name” because the general theme of Baladk 2016 was ‘Our City – The influence of the City upon yourself as an artist’.
below: Hello my city is Aman by aster.93
below: Yo! My name is Yaratun aka Yara Hindawi
below: A name tag painted by DeevGraf aka Abdelrahman Hasan
below: Bully Bully Bully (more of theirs below) Mike V. Derderian
below: A long necked bird (duck? goose?)
below: A small green stenciled duck
below: The City is so Empty is the work of Hamza Al Salhi
below: The octopus was painted by Ibrahim Tonnerieux
below: A portrait of a young woman by Suhaib Attar, 2019
below: On the left, the pink design is by Yazan Hija, aka arthudz. On the right, piano keys over her head, Metallica Load in her ear, and leaves for hair, by Suha Sultan
below: …With an addition by Joanna Anwar Madanat
below: another Wize One contribution
below: He’s thinking… or just resting his head? Street art by Miramar Al Nayyar
below: His hand and wrist obscure older street art.
below: On the left, an Arabic verse by Dina Fawakhiri
below: by Hind Al Far
More information on Baladk 2016
As an aside, I saw one other Bully mural elsewhere in the city. This knight in armor seemed to be on its own.
Woodseer Street is one of the many little streets that runs off of Brick Lane. In September 2016 I saw quite a few little stencils and paste ups here (with a few other things).
below: A large Plin face at the end of the street.
below: Another red headed woman by C3 beside a wrdsmith typewriter that will always wonder. Period.
below: Expect Resistance bomb
below: On gold coloured paper, two male heads by Mayu_ LA_, one with checkered horns and one with a crown.
below: Sidewalk stencil, “Find them” by drsc0
below: A simple hand print.
below: D7606 bottles in primary colours below a two faced man by drsc0 and a skull.
below: Double yellow, eye beneath.
below: A Voxx Romana poster
below: Skating on the crack; boarding on the wire.
below: Soldier silhouette by Ben Naz . He was born in Strasbourg, France in the late 70’s, the son of a Filipino father and a French mother. His street art career lasted for more than 20 years but sadly was recently ended when he died of cancer.
below: An electric creature, four legs and a tail.
below: The layers of interaction. First there was a man painted on a wall who was standing on the sidewalk. Now a torn poster covers his mid-section, a poster that is torn, peeling, and written on. He was a two headed man but that’s not in the photo.
below: There was one mural on this street and this is it. Unfortunately, the signature has been tagged over and is very difficult to read but I’m fairly certain that it says Bicicleta, a Brazilian artist.
below: Broken man on a black pole, even all the hands can’t keep him together – or maybe they’re tearing him apart?
below: Another sidewalk stencil.
below: Pink eye.
below: There are so many people in his head, a paste-up. At first I thought that it was by Motormannen but they are a music group, not an artist …. and if you look closely that’s actually a sticker that’s been placed on top of the poster.
below: I started this post with a face and I’ll end with one too. There’s a bit more colour in this one and the mouth’s not quite as big 🙂