Not so long ago we had the pleasure to meet up with a jazzmusician in heart and soul all the way from Belgium. Besides his musical vibes, he thought it was time for something new… Although from a very young age he got acquainted with the art of (oil)painting, it is only the last 4years that sprayart became another kind of way to present his animalistic view on the world.

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The interruptions in his creations aim to create a perfect fit for the piece to be perceived. Although it is he who learned all the tricks of the trade by himself and also inspired by the big artists accidentally surrounding him, like another great Belgian street artist called ROA.

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Spending time in Ghent as well as Berlin, maybe Lisbon might become his next destination to experiment even more. He arrived here together with the organizing crew of the Wallin’ collective, a Belgian organization aimed at highlighting the artistic value of arts in the streets, maybe it be pure graffiti or pure street art. But also to create an exchange of talent beyond boarders. Which resulted – in the case of CEE PIL – some wonderful big pieces in Loures, Montepio as well as one near the airport.


All pics by © https://www.facebook.com/cee.pil

If you got any picture collected from his pieces around the world, share it with us using our #lisbonstreetarttours  ; )




This week we will introduce you to an ancient tradition from Portugal with influences from all over the world wrapped up into a new package!


In 2015, Joana came up with a project during her master degree of Arts & Design in Public Space. This project got the name «Preencher Vazios» (filling up the empty spaces).

It started as a project to create more awareness about those façades of houses in cities like Porto and Lisbon. Mainly the empty spaces left behind due to an increasing loss of those azulejos, the typical ceramic tiles. The preservation of those tiles, of which some are already more than a 100y old is one of the pillars that have launched this project.

But this artistic intervention also aims to draw attention to the smaller details surrounding us all in our everyday lives. And to amaze the people passing by with something new and something different from their usual routes. Not only the patterns and the colours – that resemble the existing tiles – but also the small fragments of Portuguese poetry aim to awaken our senses.


Besides the whole historical aspect as well as the dynamics that further evolve the use of materials and tradition, Preencher vazios organizes workshops to do-it-yourself and stimulate an azulejo-movement! Check out her online media to follow up on the next intervention !


Thank you Joana for your words to introduce us into your tiles-world as well as in creating possibilities to design our own tiles and support this old tradition !! For anyone interested in supporting this project as well as in creating or buying any gadget (from totebags to little booklets to personalized azulejos…) you can contact her directly:


Got interested to check out more:


If you got any picture collected from her pieces, share it with us using our #lisbonstreetarttours  ; )

© pics by Joana Abreu (Preencher Vazios)




Today we are going to present a french artist who has been part of the artistic scene since a long time: Tían.


He’s an urban artist who lives and work in Le Mans; he travelled around Europe to spread his particular works,  mixing different techniques: acrylic, serigraphy, collage, spray, markers and stencils.


He’s both painter and street artist so in his work underlines the importance of painting, of an experimental painting that goes beyond traditional style divisions, showing the relation between urban art and contemporary painting.


Peinture narrative, donc, politiquement incorrecte et revendiquée comme telle. Combative et ludique, chaotique et figurative, amusante et cruelle. 

Let’s check his website to discover his new exhibition about humane nature! http://www.tian.fr/index.html

Follow him on Fb https://www.facebook.com/tian.art/

Ps. He was also the drummer of a great punk-reggae group, the Nuclear Device; click here to listen Sur les murs! 😉



June is a very busy month in Lisboa: here are some suggestions for your weekend! (as usual click on the images to check the facebook event)

  • Do you like urban art? Psychogeographic Lisbon guide – Exhibition is the right idea for your friday! You could see the map of the city throughout an artistic perspective: Dirty Cop, Gonçalo Mar, Lucas Almeida, Ram, Robert Panda, Nomen, Tamara Alves and Youthone’s works are waiting for you 😉
    Opening on Friday 18h
    Lost Lisbon
    travessa do Corpo Santo 10



  • If you’ve never been in the Castelo, you should go one of these evenings: you will get the chance to visit it listening to fado live!
    from 20h
    São Jorge Castle (tickets at the entrance)fado castelo


  •    Lisbon saint’s festival started: if you want to taste his typical atmosphere check Sardinhas Achadas
    Friday 9-Tuesday 13
    from 18h30
    casa da Achadas

    sardinhas achadas

But also,


The Crystal Ship has come to shore

The Crystal Ship*

April 8/9th 2017

Belgium is famous for its superb beers, delicious waffles and the worldwide known french fries and ofcourse chocolatelovers can tease their sense of sweet taste. But there is also a young and experienced street art lover and curator, Bjorn Van Poucke, who got involved in small and big interventions in public space of the big cities of this small countrylandscape. Visiting the latest edition of this art-festival in the beginning of April unlocked a real interest in the Belgium Street Art scenery.

“Public Art” – About definitions we won’t discuss but what this festival does to a city is definitely a public service. If it is not to please our eyes, it is for sure to spread the lovesparkles for these artistic expressions not only to a very wide audience but also through a huge diversity of street artists all kind.

Art and cultural heritage are central themes to cover a wide range of surfaces in the seaside-city of Ostend. Artists worldwide passed by to cover not only the commercial centre but also the harbour side, the residential area… It is about creating a flow throughout the bigger part of the city of Ostend.

With a line-up of artists and pieces that takes your breath away, one encounters artists that dare to experiment with their own unique print on the wall. Some have a huge storyline revealed in the bits and pieces brought on the city surface, while some display the narratives of local people, others add a touch of beauty to urban landscape.

Last year I missed out but this year I had the opportunity to join a guided walking tour with Lola** (aka aprimadona aka female party of Chépas-collective aka a crazy friend and inspiring artist herself). She brought some insider’s information of the art-scenery and the wicked minds behind those wonderful pieces on a plate in a funtivistic way. A map*** of all the presented works of last year and this year’s edition can be easily downloaded online for walkers and cyclers to go on one’s own experience of this ancient though contemporary version of marking the walls.


*a preview on the making off and works: http://www.thecrystalship.org

** http://www.loladaels.com/

*** free map of all the locations covered by the festival: http://www.visitoostende.be/nl/ontdek-alle-locaties-van-crystal-ship

julieta xlf aka julia silia



Through your way in the city you might have passed by these little kawaï girls. “all colours are on the pallet” – with a background in visual arts and illustration, she started with mural interventions in public space since 2004 by participating competitions, exhibitions and calls for urban art, street art and graffiti. A great diversity of colours surrounding an image of a girl with closed eyes, often accompanied with dragons, birds, wolfs, and other animals and wild colours. Dreamy characters surrounding Juliet, that resemble reality, renewal, evolution… and always keeping a secret (to find). – http://www.julietaxlf.com –




She creates works that are somewhere in between street art, pottery, painting, sculpture and jewelery. She would like to make positive art and to deal with positive emotions. Most of his work consist of prints of traditional laces, made in clay or painted on the walls. They are hand made, by the folk artists. Why laces? Because in laces there is an aesthetic code, which is deeply embedded in every culture. In every lace we find symmetry, some kind of order and harmony, isn’t that what we all seek for instinctively?

A beautiful overview of her detailed works with a traditional touch:



Nespoon (Covilhã, Portugal)                                                    – pic made by woolfest –

She joined the Urban Art Festival of Covilhã (Portugal): http://www.woolfest.org/



He started at 14 years old and since then never stopped. This Chilean street artist/”frustrated astronaut” uses the Kusillo (a clown from the Bolivian culture) as his main figure throughout all of his murals. With details here and there from the Latin American aesthetics in combination with the magic mentality of belief itself, he aims to awaken the senses of people all kind.


INTI (Olaias, Portugal)                                                                                     – pic made by Underdogs –


Ofcourse Lisbon is one of the many cities that invited him to leave one of those magnificent murals and here you can find a small intro to that wall, commissioned byt the Underdogs Art Gallery:



Mr. Chat

His big yellow large Cheshire Cat appeared for the first time in Orléans (France) in 1997. Since then he is spreading everywhere and also in Lisbon. He likes to work in the streets and wants to create bounds among people through his art. Check out some of his powerful true-to-the-bone statements and funny interventions: http://www.monsieurchat.fr/

Noty & Aroz



These two French artists met in elementary school and never split afterwards. They like to cover the cities with these amazing combinations of stencils and wheat pastes with a clear eye for detail ! Strange faces inspired from famous comic-characters. Check out every corner in Lisbon and beyond: http://www.noty-aroz.com/