I am a big street art fan and I am always happy to see some beautiful murals and graffiti around. Recently I was walking down Ivan Vazov street and I encountered many beautiful murals there. They were all very impressive but the one with the little boy painted on the walls of the art shop Slanchogled caught my eye the most.
It wasn’t difficult to find out who was behind this beauty because there was a sign ‘140 Ideas’. I found out that the name stands for a group of four artists who have created many remarkable pieces of graffiti and murals around Sofia and some other European cities. You can check their work here but of course walking around the city and seeing these pieces of art in real life would be far more impressive.
I really appreciate when art is used not only for aesthetic purposes but also to highlight different kinds of problems – ecological, social and etc. So I was extremely happy to find out that these guys try to raise awareness for such problems with their works.
And here is another thing about Ivan Vazov street, it is named after the great Bulgarian writer Ivan Vazov and his house, which is open to the public, is also on this street. So if you are interested in the life of Bulgarian writers at that time you can check it out.