The city has a high concentration of museums and a vibrant artsy vibe. The streets are decorated with captivating and thought-provoking street murals that blend into the environment and create a unique showpiece. Many local artists design their contemporary works of art to incorporate unused and neglected areas and items. Take a walk around the city and discover Zagreb’s street art style for yourself.
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The Street Art Scene
Zagreb’s colourful street art treasury isn’t displayed on the walls of the famous museums and galleries. The artistic murals cover a variety of surfaces in different locations all around the city. Some of local artists have decorated derelict sites with oversized and highly detailed murals that bring the space back to life. Other artists choose to paint their distinctive designs in accessible spaces to create a unique and free open-air ‘exhibition’. All of the street artists have their own creative style.
Be prepared to wander off the tourist trail to go in search of Zagreb’s street art. On the city’s brick and concrete surfaces you’ll discover art that challenges your thinking and opens up your mind.
Lonac’s distinctive murals are carefully painted over a long period of time. If you explore Zagreb’s Tuškanac forest you will discover a colourful feature in the heart of it. The mural is called (Un)natural Habitat – Big Fish and uses an old boat as a canvas to create an unusual oversized fish.
Lonac’s use of spray can paint transforms the surface of any structure and its surroundings. Unattractive pipes become a distinguishing feature that is part of the mural. Lonac is well known for his monumental photo-realistic murals that are highly recognisable. You can see his street art on the side of buildings around Zagreb.