Street Art in KL – A Short Interlude


Art on walls has been around literally since they first invented the wheel.  Nope, scrap that, since probably well before that!  This type of art tells stories, represents cultures, expresses emotions that can be out of place in other forums and, often, well, just plain old brighten up a boring space.

In the course of our being uploaded to our workplace’s website, we were asked about our hobbies and interests.  Among the many excellent activities that Dan enjoys, he happened to mention that he really loves discovering, appreciating and photographing street art and graffiti and added that finding walls is a great way to explore a place and its culture.  The look he received from others in the room provided a reminder that not everyone appreciates this medium and, further, perhaps misses the point that street art can be much more than grubby tags on your garage door. Sometimes people just don’t get it.

Kuala Lumpur is a place that has really given us some wicked example of street art to check out.  The diverse and incredible art that lines the Sungai Klang riverbanks can prove a concrete wall, (or a garage door!) can become something beautiful when art is encouraged.

So while we construct the fabulousness of South India into some semi-coherent babble, here is some of the wonderful art from KL to keep you occupied in the meantime – enjoy!IMG_1918 IMG_1916 IMG_1960 IMG_1965 IMG_1966 IMG_1967 IMG_1970

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Short interlude before we are back on the shores of the sub-continent! See you soon.

Categories: Art, Graffiti, Kuala Lumpur, TravelTags: , , , , , , ,

11 comments

  1. You know, I never thought about that, but you’re right! Wall art HAS been around longer than the wheel!

    Love it!

  2. Nice! Please remember to go up to Penang when you come back to Malaysia. They have cool wall art there too 🙂

  3. So cool – I love that you guys photograph street art. You’ve captured some really beautiful stuff here.

  4. Incredible! Might I just add,that those who have any cause to see street art as just Palin graffiti might think otherwise after seeing these pics. How beautiful is that image of the woman and turban on her head. Even the detail of the butterflies and leaves in the foreground add such a beautiful texture.

    Very choice!

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