Tel Aviv Street Art Exhibit

If you’re a follower of our blog you may have noticed that we love street art. We find it very inspirational and meaningful, at times more than art displayed in museums.

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Mural by Dana Decktor.

From an urban perspective, street art is a way in which people can contribute to a cityscape and can express themselves anonymously (or not) for all of the world to see.

While sometimes graffiti can be perceived as sort of scribbles that do nothing but mar public space, it can have really beautiful graphic qualities: from typography to color and composition, street art is at times the freest form of art and expression out there.

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Nitzan Mintz mural – a study in Hebrew typography.

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For all these reasons, we were thrilled to find out about The Seventh Floor,Β a street art exhibit held at Tel Aviv’s central bus station, where about a thousand square meters of walls are now covered with art by local artists and artists from abroad.

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Some of the art is colorful, some is aggressive and in-your-face and some has a very clear agenda.

Artist Natalie Mandel used the loose cables coming out of the walls along with old phone chargers to create a sort of vine spanning the ceiling, creating a juxtaposition between something from nature and an industrial polluted bus station.

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IMG_89971 IMG_62432An addition to this piece were huge grasshoppers built out of old scraps of metal.

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“If only we can find the language of peace we could live together and forever as one” by Murielle Cohen.

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We loved the graphic qualities of this piece, made out of yarn, by artist Maya Gelfman.

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“Batman can’t save you.” Quite moving work by Zak Shiff.

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Beautiful Japanese culture-inspired art by Melbourne graffiti artist Haha.

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Stunning murals incorporating pasted newspaper and paint by illustrator Marian Boo.

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An impressive abstract mural by illustrator and animator Dioz.

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A piece by interactive artist Debi Oulu encouraging passersby to “do art”.

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Murals by Utro and Ross Plazma.

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Cute creatures creeping on the telephone by Adi Sened.

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Trapped in the wall. Work by Holy Era.

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Amazing color combination and Greek-mythology graphics by &BE&.

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A piece by illustrator Zivink.

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Very threatening mural by Shell Uno.

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Pieces by Ori Gami and Alice Mizrachi.

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Urban decay by German graffiti artist Markus.

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One of our favorites by Lavi>Safam Boards.

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The fact that this exhibit was held at the central bus station is meaningful in itself. Regretfully, this is an under-maintained, run down, awful building. The presence of the art almost makes up for the lack of design in the place, because at least the old and decrepit walls are being used for a good cause. The notion that public buildings that thousands of people pass through in a given day could be used as “rental space” for free art is a very exciting one!

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What’s amazing though, is how people take this kind of art for granted and don’t even give it a second glance. We noticed that many people walked by completely oblivious, and only started to notice the writing on the walls (pun very much intended) when they saw us taking pictures.

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Rony wore a Made by Lilamist graphic crop top with a vintage pleated midi skirt, peep toe heels, leather clutch, wood printed sunglasses and layered gold pendant necklaces.

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More photography of Tel Aviv street art here.
More photography of Barcelona street art here.
More photography of London street art here.

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xoxo
V & R

46 comments
  1. Wow!!! This street art is awesome!!!! I love your high waisted skirt, the print is beautiful! xoxo

  2. Such a unique and cool post! I love your skirt too:)
    XOXO
    inconformistafashionista.wordpress.com

  3. I definitely love street art and I think it’s often overlooked. Love your look here- the skirt is a great length and love how you paired it with the crop top. xo

    • It’s definitely my new favorite skirt πŸ™‚
      Thank you! xoxo

  4. Your Street Art in Tel Aviv is simply amazing. I’m a lover of art without a define boundary and my interest on this goes here,there and everywhere. Thank you for your comment and hope you watch for my future features.

    • Thank you! We will definitely keep following your blog, we really enjoyed it πŸ™‚
      xoxo

      • Thank you too and much Aloha!

  5. I love how so many people, with so much diversity, have the same urge: to create something beautiful, especially in places where previously no beauty had existed. Wonderful works!

    • beautifully put!!
      Thanks for reading, we’re so glad you enjoyed! xoxo

  6. Wow, this exhibit looks amazing and I *love* your outfit, too! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and commenting!! πŸ™‚

    • Thank you! and it was our pleasure! xoxo

  7. onmyradr said:

    Your outfit is trΓ©s chic. I love the print on your skirt.

  8. I love this outfit, and this street art is amazing Urban Decay is my favorite.

  9. Olivia said:

    Thank you for sharing! I’m with you, I love graffiti art… so colorful and vibrant!
    Hugs & Kisses,
    Olivia

    • Thank you so much! we’ll be sure to visit your blog as well πŸ™‚
      xoxo

  10. Raspik said:

    Video of the exhibition:

    • Such beautiful pieces in the link you posted, really inspiring artwork!
      Thanks for reading and sharing your local street art with us! xoxo

  11. I guess that the stunning and powerful art by Marian Boo, Dioz, Maya Gelfman and Lavi>Safam Boards are my favorites ! Street art is so huge right now that even Miuccia Prada drew inspiration from strong murals for her S/S 14 Milan Fashion Week show ! Love your fab “trompe-l’oeil’ crop top too ! XOXO

    • If it’s good enough for Miuccia it’s good enough for us πŸ˜‰
      Thanks for reading and for your lovely comment! xoxo

      • You’re truly welcome ! Thanks for your passionate comments on my blog ! XOXO

  12. WOWZER!
    How cool an installation is Seventh Floor? The art is incredible and the setting is ridiculously raw and real – LOVEIT!

    • “wowzer” was pretty much our reaction too!! πŸ˜‰
      Thanks for reading, so glad you enjoyed it! xoxo

  13. Amazing pictures, all of them deserved to be Art, love especially those with cables, adorable!

  14. Amazing street art! Love the bold colors and this super bus! xxx

  15. Amazing visuals! Love the varying perspectives in each scene you’ve shared here. And also love your look!

  16. English Mademoiselle said:

    Absolutely adore this, the location, the clothes, the whole concept! xxx

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