More than 70 graffiti artists and street artists took part in Las Sierras Graff at the weekend and painted cool new artworks on an old metal factory in Tandil. Some photos from the festival by Buenos Aires Street Art.
The three-day event in the city of Tandil, which is surrounded by the Sierras of Tandil, was organised by Axel Milan (who is an artist and art teacher from Tandil specialising in the use of airbrushes) together with Il Kanino (who opened the first aerosol paint store in Tandil and has encouraged a new generation of graffiti artists to paint) and Snap (one of the best known graffiti artists in Mar del Plata).
Graffiti artists and street artists painted some cool artworks on the walls of the factory including one section spanning an entire block measuring approximately 130 metres in length.
“It’s the biggest event of its kind in Tandil with more than artists coming from lots of different places like Mar del Plata, Buenos Aires city and there’s also one artist from Italy and another from Chile,” revealed Axel.
Axel said: “We also have one artist who is nine years old as well as some older artists aged about 45-years-old – so there are people of all ages! The artists all brought their paint and their good energy with the aim of everybody having a good time and sharing a nice experience with others.”
Experienced graffiti artists from Buenos Aires City like Cabe, Ice and Nerf were among those invited to the event.
Axel explained how Las Sierras Graff came about: “I was talking with Canino about the idea to get some artists together to paint and learn new things – as sometimes things can stay the same in the city – so we decided to get Las Sierras Graff going. Canino said ‘why don’t we set a date to organise the event?’ – so we decided on this weekend and we made it happen.” He added: “And I don’t think I’d be lying to say the event has been a great success!”
Argentine graffiti artist Moqui who has painted pieces in countries like Colombia, Costa Rica and Mexico also came to take part in Las Sierras Graff.
Artists Mariano Kuroski, Florencia Salinas and Juli Casse from Entre Rios teamed up to paint a mural together.
Artist Faka Stencil is also from Mar del Plata.
Two street artists who have painted dozens of murals around Tandil are Seba Cener and Ceb.
Local graffiti artists like Graffo from Olavarria and Asis also painted an eye-catching piece featuring a chimpanzee with a machine gun.
Artist Javi Almiron from Mar del Plata painted a collaboration with Nicco biz from Chile featuring a Patagonian landscape, a sunset and nature.
Artist FaUno painted the word ‘Sierra’ relating to the sierras around Tandil province and also relating to the name of the event Las Sierras Graff.
All photos by © Buenos Aires Street Art