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Kaleidoscope transformation: Spanish street artist makes over Morroccan church

A church in Morocco got a brightly-coloured face-lift after it was painted in kaleidoscopic colours by a Spanish artist.

A church in Morocco painted by Okuda San Miguel.
A church in Morocco painted by Okuda San Miguel. Image by Ink and Movement

Okuda San Miguel is a Madrid-based artist whose work has appeared around the world, both in galleries and on the streets.

A church in Morocco painted by Okuda San Miguel.
A church in Morocco painted by Okuda San Miguel. Image by Ink and Movement

He recently spent time painting the church in Youssoufia, Morocco and called the piece 11 Mirages to the Freedom. The piece was done as part of the Street Art Caravane project, where artists created work in various Moroccan cities.

A church in Morocco painted by Okuda San Miguel.
A church in Morocco painted by Okuda San Miguel. Image by Ink and Movement

San Miguel has recently been creating a list of large-scale and colourful works of art.

A church in Morocco painted by Okuda San Miguel.
A church in Morocco painted by Okuda San Miguel. Image by Ink and Movement

In December, he also painted a 100-year-old church that had been built as part of a complex that housed workers in an explosives factory in Santa Barbara, and was later converted into a community skate park.

A church in Morocco painted by Okuda San Miguel.
A church in Morocco painted by Okuda San Miguel. Image by Ink and Movement

Checking out some stellar street art has become an increasingly common item on traveller’s to-do lists.

A street artist recently turned a dying town in the Australian outback into a tourist draw through an amazing work of art. Brisbane artist Guido van Helten pained a huge mural on four grain silos, which immediately got international media attention.

A museum in Shanghai recently announced it will open the city’s longest graffiti wall, inviting artists to take part in its decoration.

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