Fintan Magee in Buenos Aires

Fintan Magee is in Buenos Aires and has painted a brilliant new mural in Palermo. Exclusive photos and interview with Fintan by Buenos Aires Street Art. Project organised and sponsored by Buenos Aires Street Art.

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Fintan Magee painting in Palermo, Buenos Aires, on Monday (day 1)

The artwork he has named ‘Homeless Bound’ shows a man being burdened by the weight of a house he is carrying on his back and relates to the global housing crisis.

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Branching out

The design on a the blocked-up house in Palermo took the Australian artist two and a half days to complete and the figure is based on a photo Fintan took of Buenos Aires Street Art founder Matt Fox-Tucker with whom he was staying with while he was in Argentina. Fintan told Buenos Aires Street Art: “The figure represents a homeless person carrying a house on his back rather like a hermit crab. Palermo is an upper-class neighbourhood and the house used to be occupied by homeless people who were then displaced and had to find a new home.”

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Roof top (day 2)

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Brush strokes

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Aerosol

Fintan uses both paint brushes and aerosol spray to create his amazing textures.

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Final touches  (Day 3)

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Humming bird

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Completed mural

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“Like a hermit crab”

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Fintan Magee with his finished mural on Thursday afternoon

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Street view

Project organised and sponsored by Buenos Aires Street Art. All photos © Buenos Aires Street Art

Check out more amazing artworks by Fintan Magee at www.fintanmagee.com

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  • sergio paredes

    Excellent artistic expression. I´d like to know the address of this graffiti. I live in Buenos Aires and would like to see it live and tell other people to visit.

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