The visual arts in Puerto Rico have a rich history of social engagement as well as connections to graphic arts movements throughout Latin America and the globe. The island’s current dynamic urban art scene has garnered attention from numerous art critics, magazines and newspapers because of its quality and scope. From complex, wry graffiti to sophisticated murals on a range of themes, painted walls produced by local as well as international artists can be found throughout the cities and towns of the island. Some of these murals are the result of urban art festivals, such as Santurce es Ley. These photographs begin to document this phenomenon, centered around a district of San Juan called Santurce.

Please click on "SHOW CAPTIONS" at the bottom of the menu on the left to see the names of the artists and crews who have created the art works. I have not been able to identify all the artists yet. Please contact me if you can help.