Italian Street Artists you absolutely need to know about
Street Art in Italy – Italian Street artists and graffiti artists – selected by StreetArt360. Historically Italy is one of the richest sources of world class art. Michelangelo, Botticelli, Leonardo Da Vinci, Veronese, Raphael…the list goes on.
This enviable heritage continues to inspire younger generations. Italy is home to a thriving group of artists who have brought the street art scene in Italy up to the standard of urban art found in the United States and European countries such as the United Kingdom, France and Germany. These artists are internationally renowned, exhibiting their artworks around the world, both on the streets and in galleries of international fame.
With such an impressive assortment of talent it wasn’t easy to create a list of the best Street artists Italy has to offer. This list is therefore very subjective so please let us know your favourites by commenting on this article.
Here is our selection of the best Italian street artists, with a short biography, photos of their artworks and internet links to their websites and social networks. Enjoy!
20 very talented Italian street artists
Born in Florence, Tuscany. Zed1 aka Marco Buressi’s artwork is characterized by a good dose of humor, a very unique visual language and a distinctive personal style.
ZED1 Facebook Page
Milan-born artist 2501 works in a wide variety of mediums, including painting, sculpture and cinema
Vesod was born in Turin in 1981 and now lives and works in Venaria, Reale.
Born in Milan in 1980. Teo Pirisi aka Moneyless
Peeta, aka Manuel Di Rita, hasa been working as a graffiti artist since 1993 and is currently living in Venice. He is a member of the EAD(Padova, Italy), FX and RWK crews (New York City) and has participated in multiple jams, festivals and art shows around the world over the years.
Sten and Lex
Sten (born in Rome) and Lex (born in Taranto), are two Italian street artists who have been stenciling the streets since the 2000’s. Today their art is part of the urban landscape in London, Paris, New York, Barcelona and in their home town of Rome.
Sten & Lex website
Blu “the Anonymous street art Genius”
Blu is the pseudonym of an Italian artist who conceals his real identity. He was born in Senigallia. He lives in Bologna and has been active in street art since 1999.
Born in Foggia in 1986, Italian street artist Agostino Iacurci paints using flat shapes to compose larger-than-life illustrative works outdoors.
Agostino Iacuri website
Pixel Pancho is an Italian street artist from Turin. He specializes in large wall murals and is considered to be one of the best artists in his field.
Pixel Pancho website
ALO (Aristide Loria) is an Italian artist born in Ancona in 1981. He is a London based painter who decided to reproduce his indoor techniques on the outdoor walls.
Millo aka Francesco Camillo Giorgino
Italian artist Francesco Camillo Giorgino, known as Millo, paints large-scale murals that feature friendly inhabitants exploring their urban setting.
Ericailcane is an Italian artist, street artist, illustrator, draftsman and sculptor. He makes graffiti worldwide.
Alice Pasquini is a Street artist from Rome. She creates beautifull art about people and their relationships. Alice represents the feelings of humans, by exploring different points of view.
Alice Pasquini website
SOLO is an Italian street artist born in Rome in 1982. Solo’s art is rooted in comics and street art.
Bifido is an Italian street and urban artist who uses his art to try and make statements and create impact about important issues such as war, violence …
108 was born in 1978. He has moved from working in traditional graffiti art to painting large and mysterious figures that invade public spaces.
108 Facebook page
COSIMO CAIFFA aka “CHEONE” was born in 1979, in Gallipoli a southern Italian town in the province of Lecce. Today he lives and works in Nerviano in the northwestern part of Milan.
Cheone Biography by Streetart360
Andrea Ravo Mattoni
Andrea Ravo Mattoni was born in Varese in 1981
Andrea Ravo Mattoni website
MR BLOB was born in a small village in the Calabria region of Italy. He is currently based in Milan
Mr Blog on Flickr
OZMO aka Gionata Gesi
Ozmo aka Gionata Gesi (Pontedera, 1975), is an Italian Urban Artist.
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