blu adds painted personalities to roman military warehouse
all images courtesy of blu

 

 

 

italian street artist blu, likely best known for his complex graffiti animations, has transformed a former military warehouse in rome into an expansive and colorful mural, canvassing the building’s surface in over 25 unique faces.

 

nearly 50 windows spanning three storeys become the eyes of each quirky character, wrapping the porto fluviale — now a residential site — in an eclectic, rainbow range of painted personalities. banana-clad and leaf covered faces are etched onto the existing framework, canvassing the original architectural details. the vibrant spectrum of overlapping illustrations introduces a lively atmosphere to the street, where the daily routine of passers-by is interrupted by the unexpected introduction of public art.

blu wraps roman military warehouse with mural of 50 faces
nearly 50 windows spanning three storeys become the eyes of each quirky character

blu wraps roman military warehouse with mural of 50 faces
rainbow faces intertwine on the roman building’s facade

blu wraps roman military warehouse with mural of 50 faces
painted figures add a lively atmosphere to the former military warehouse

blu wraps roman military warehouse with mural of 50 faces
a pink personality has a man growing out of his brain

blu wraps roman military warehouse with mural of 50 faces
the vibrant spectrum of overlapping illustrations introduces a lively atmosphere to the street

blu wraps roman military warehouse with mural of 50 faces
the expansive mural canvasses the building’s original architectural details

blu wraps roman military warehouse with mural of 50 faces
the daily routine of passers-by is interrupted by the unexpected introduction of public art

blu wraps roman military warehouse with mural of 50 faces
banana-clad and leaf covered faces are etched onto the existing framework

blu wraps roman military warehouse with mural of 50 faces
the full mural painted in rome

blu wraps roman military warehouse with mural of 50 faces

blu wraps roman military warehouse with mural of 50 faces
the building in rome, covered in a hand-painted artwork

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a tour around the street in rome shows the entirety of the artist’s mural

 

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