Sometimes it’s hard walking around in Florence, because there are so many people and you can’t always notice the contemporary art melted with the historic buildings of the city. So, I suggest you wake up early in the morning and take a walk from San Niccolò through Ponte Vecchio to Lungarno Santa Rosa and discover Florentine street art.
I guess that everything started with the French artist Clet who lives in the neighborhood of San Niccolò, where he has his own studio in Via dell’Olmo, 8/r (free entrance, have a look!). He started urban art in Florence by altering street signs with stickers. Then, Exit Enter arrived with his stick human who in simple ways tries to enter or exit an imaginary world.
Another artist you can easily notice is Blub who uses famous artists or popular portraits in ironic ways for his artwork called “art can swim”.
But it’s not just walls where you can find artworks. The Moradi Il Sedicente create animal sculptures with recycled materials. You can find these sculptures along the Arno river, in a public garden or even in the middle of a roundabout!
The last artist who has decided to express himself in the Florentine streets is Post Hit, but I don’t want to tell you anything about that one. Go and find his artworks for yourself!