Segatori Paints Murals in Buenos Aires for Youth Olympic Games

Argentine street artist Alfredo Segatori has finished a series of huge, new murals to celebrate Buenos Aires hosting the Youth Olympic Games in 2018. Exclusive photos by Buenos Aires Street Art.

Pelado Alfredo Segatori mural buenos aires

New look

The new murals are part of a community project to improve the working class neighbourhood of Villa Soldati through public art. Segatori’s designs feature a somersaulting diver, a gymnast and a pole vaulter; two of the murals measure eight stories in height and have been painted on the sides of mono-blocks in a housing complex close to Parque Roca.

Pelado Alfredo Segatori mural buenos aires

Gymnast

Segatori, 45, holds the title of having painted the longest mural in Argentina by a single street artist (it’s called “The Return of Quinquela” in Barracas and measures more than 2,300 metres). He was chosen by the Buenos Aires City Government for this project, which took him 20 days to paint. The games include athletics, swimming, diving and gymnastics, and will be held at the nearby Parque Roca stadium from 1-12 October 2018.

Pelado Alfredo Segatori mural buenos aires

Segatori works on mural of the pole vaulter from a crane.

Pelado Alfredo Segatori mural buenos aires

High board diver

Pelado Alfredo Segatori mural buenos aires

Segatori used aerosol spray to paint all the figures in the murals

Pelado Alfredo Segatori mural buenos aires

Pole vaulter adding color to Villa Soldati housing blocks

Pelado Alfredo Segatori mural buenos aires

Final touches to mural of track athletes

Pelado Alfredo Segatori mural buenos aires

Giant mural overlooks a football pitch close to Parque Roca

Pelado Alfredo Segatori mural buenos aires

View from above and housing complex in Villa Soldati

As well as bringing colour and art to parts of Villa Soldati, there’s hope that the new murals will also encourage young people to get involved in sports and exercise more.

Photos © Matt Fox-Tucker/Buenos Aires Street Art

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