8 Dublin street artists you need to be following

By Lovin' Media

November 8, 2021 at 12:00pm

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Dublin is like an outdoor gallery as of late - we have some of the most incredible street artists who bring the city to life.

There is a multitude of styles and talent out there and one of the best things about Dublin is that being a small city, it's pretty easy to spot specific artist's works as you walk around.

From bold strokes and colours to simple lines and trippy typography, there's something for every eye.

Here are some of our absolute FAVES:

Aches

Known for his trippy images that you probably shouldn't look at for too long because you might feel a little dizzy, Aches is the master of colour and perspective.

Aches most popular work includes the mural of Savita and his “glitch” and RGB tagging. His portraits have a digital feel to them that makes them unique from any other style I've seen across the city.

Hailing from Dublin, he has been creating art since the age of 15 and has worked in countries such as Denmark, Hungary, Spain, Sweden, USA, Scotland, Austria, Switzerland and England.

James Earley

James's family owned a stained glass window business and from that, his artwork is painted in the same way, looking like it is made from shards of glass. This piece takes its inspiration from the colours of sunrise and sunset.

Joe Caslin

Joe Caslin's style differs from those listed above mostly because of their colour palette. Joe's strengths lie in crisp simplicity - blacks, greys and whites.

Hailing from Roscommon, he is best known for his large, highly impactful murals that often delve into the social issues of modern Ireland. He won the Association of Illustration award for "New Talent in Public Realm Illustration" in 2013.

Maser

Maser's large scale murals have become a huge part of the Dublin culture scene. The attraction to street art was formed at the young age of 15.

Maser's best-known works include the 'Maser Loves You’ mural and of course, the repeal mural.

He has earned the respect of other graffiti artists in Ireland and throughout the world for his unique abstracted style. After studying Visual Communication at Art School in his home city, he went on to establish himself as one of Ireland’s leading visual artist working in the urban environment.

Vanessa Power

Vanessa quit her job in web design to launch her sign-painting business, Signs of Power.

Her passion for typography and hand lettering naturally led to a career as a full-time signwriter. Having hand painted shopfronts, cafes, restaurants and murals all around Dublin, Vanessa is changing the visual landscape of Dublin one hand-painted sign at a time.

And her vibrant style acts as a bridge between the traditional craft of sign painting and the arresting aesthetics of the pop art movement.

Shane Sutton

Born in Dublin, Shane started out as a freelance illustrator and graphic artist but soon moved to motion design, animation and editing. In Sydney Australia 2001 he changed illustration for oil and started to really investigate his painting.

Dublin Canvas

Dublin Canvas are a collective bringing playfulness and colour to everyday objects all over Dublin. Collaborating with local artists, they've transformed hundreds of traffic signal boxes around the country into mini murals of everything from chicken fillet rolls to Miggeldy's canine family. Here's a great one by illustrator Amie Gerardi depicting a scene Dubliners know all too well - having your dinner ripped from your hands by a flock of seagulls.

Emmalene Blake

Emmalene Blake rose to success over lockdown with her iconic social distancing themed murals featuring Cardi B, David Bowie and Ariana Grande, even getting noticed by Queen Cardi herself! She's always on the ball with a great visual commentary on whatever's happening in the world, and is quickly becoming one of Dublin's favourite street artists.

Next time you're walking around the city keep an eye out for these incredible pieces by some of the city's finest street artists!

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