Gabriel Abreu, Street Artist in Dominican Republic

When we think street art the name Banksy, or the now erased 5 Pointz in New York City, will quickly come to the mind of enthusiats of this popular format.

But street art is a global phenomenon, with many works that have caught the attention of art lovers everywhere, such as Nychos’ Anatomy of a Tiger in San Francisco, Herbert Baglione's 1000 Shadows in an abandoned psychiatric hospital in Parma, Italy, Natalia Rak's The Legend of Giants in Poland, and Daniel Siering and Mario Shu's Hovering Tree Illusion in Potsdam, Germany.

The world will never forget, when for 31 days in the fall of 2013, the art world turned its attention towards New York City, following the works of Banksy, as he randomly made his mark.

But we now turn our attention to the Dominican Republic, where street artist, Gabriel Abreu's work has been generating lots of buzz, after his work was featured by the online newspaper El Dia.

Such has been the response, that El Dia posted an article citing the more than 1.3 million hits it recieved on Facebook, after only two days -- the fb post currently has more than 37,500 likes.

Much of the recent buzz has centered around Abreu's Afro Taíno, located in San Cristobal. A mural which incorporates a mango tree that rises from behind the wall of the artwork -- a take on Nuxuno Xän's Afro Man in Fort De France, Martinique.

Another of Abreu's popular murals, Taina, located in Bohechio, like Afro Taino, is a beautiful depiction of a Taino indian, with major focus on the eyes and bright colors which commonly define the people of the Dominican Republic and it culture.

Gabriel Abreu's work can be found in cities such as Santo Domingo, Santiago, San Cristobal, Bohechio and Constanza, to name a few.

You can follow Gabriel Abreu on Instagram and Facebook.

Take a look at the street art mentioned in this post:
  • VIEW Nychos’ anatomy of a tiger in San Francisco
  • VIEW Herbert Baglione's 1000 shadows in an abandoned psychiatric hospital in Parma, Italy
  • VIEW Natalia Rak's girl watering a tree in Poland
  • VIEW Daniel Siering and Mario Shu's insidible tree trunk in Potsdam, Germany