Yash’s most famous work is located near to Skanstull metro station, a 15-minute ride from Ragsved and Snosatra. Yash’s real name is Linus Lundin and he is another artist with work across the city. He is inspired by the idea of creating work that is very colourful and contains interesting and unusual shapes. His work often combines people and animals, and is usually very simple and clear in its design and message. He has some work displayed in Snosatra, but this work, in the southern part of the island of Södermalm, is also worth checking out.
Os Gemeos are a pair of Brazilian twins who have been making their mark across the world by painting murals featuring Simpsons-like yellow figures. Their stuff has adorned the walls of cities such as Berlin, New York and Lisbon. It was a coup for the City of Stockholm to work with them to create the fantastic mural that adorns the wall at Fiskargatan. It is just a short walk from either Slussen or Medborgarplatsen t-bana stops. Their work in Stockholm features a mother with her children and is one of the most striking and interesting pieces of art in the city.
A city’s metro stations are rarely seen as places to take in great art. However, as with Moscow’s metro system and its opulence, the Stockholm t-bana system is full of stations bearing beautiful public art that aims to enliven people’s journeys. In fact, over 90 of its stations host some kind of artwork. There are a number of great examples, but Kungstradgarden is one the best. The station has a number of interesting features, including the fact it was once caught up in a battle between protesters and the city. Ulrik Samuelson was tasked with designing the station in the 1970s and it is filled with interesting artistic touches such as a mural on the ceiling and a mosaic floor.
Despite her Spanish-sounding name, Amara Por Dios is a Swedish graffiti artist who has been living in London for the past four years. She creates stunning murals with incredibly vibrant colours that light up any street they are painted on. Her work on Kronobergsgatan matches this profile, with a bright purple background alongside colourful faces; it bears a degree of similarity to a totem pole. The faces represent goddesses and creatures who have been put there to watch over and protect people. It is very near to Fridhemsplan t-bana station, so is very easy to get to.
The perfect place to finish your street-art tour, as long as you are in Stockholm before March 4, Magic of the City is a superb exhibition of street art. Many of the walls are adorned with paintings and there are various interactive parts of the exhibition to explore. The art is in various different formats, with some works glued to the walls, others scratched in; some have even been crocheted. The exhibition is in Magasin 9, one of Stockholm’s main exhibition centres, and can be reached easily by hopping on the t-bana and getting off at Gardet and walking. It is well worth allocating some time to explore.