Home to the world’s most famous street artist, Banksy, and Europe’s largest street art and graffiti festival, Upfest. Bristol more than punches above its weight in the world when it comes to street art, with jaw-dropping murals to be found across the city. Only last year was Bristol named the second best city to see street art in the UK. Now a Bristol mural has been named among the best street art in the world for 2022.
Street Art Cities, which calls itself “the largest urban art community in the world”, has compiled a list of last year’s best murals around the globe. There are a hundred murals, spread over 92 cities in 30 countries, all of which are up for public vote to win the world’s best street art in 2022.
The unnamed piece is a collaboration between the Bristol-based artist Kin One and the Geneva-based artists s.w.a.l.t and Stiiv, who were both in town for Upfest 2022. You’ll find it down on Quay Street, near lots of other iconic Bristol street art leftover from the now legendary See No Evil graffiti festival. It combines the three artists’ distinct styles in one, highlighting Kin Dose’s airbrush approach, s.w.a.l.t’s stark blend of portraits and graffiti tags, and Stiiv’s sense of detail.
How to vote for your favourite mural?
To vote for the best street art in the world in 2022, all you have to do is download the Street Art Cities app here. Select the Best of 2022 list and vote for your chosen mural. Which of course is going to be this mural from Bristol, right? Voting is now open and will end on January 31.
Last year the winner was the artist Diego As, with a mural titled Caesar in Lugo. This year, the artist has once again been among the finalists with another mural in the same city. But many UK places have the opportunity to claim the crown from him this year, including murals in London, Belfast, Greenock, Aberdeen and Margate. Get busy voting!