Check out these incredible murals completed for 2017’s HKwalls

Updated on March 28 2017

The fourth edition of homegrown street art festival HKwalls came to a close over the weekend; over the course of a week, 26 international artists painted new works of art across building facades, metal shutters, and concrete walls in the factory district of Wong Chuk Hang. The works were created alongside special events that were held in honour of the festival, such as street art documentary screenings, paint workshops and a print exhibition. Take a day out and head to the Southside to admire these highlighted creations below.

Abdulrashade

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Hailing from Penang, Abdul Rashade is a full-time graffiti artist fresh from participating in a street art takeover in Dubai last year, alongside seven other Malaysian artists. For HKwalls, he painted the entrance of Young Master Ale’s brewery with a colourful piece using folk stories as inspiration, mixing graffiti with painted flora and fauna designs from his traditional Nusantara culture.

G/F, Sungib Industrial Centre, 53 Wong Chuk Hang Road, Wong Chuk Hang, Hong Kong

Anyway

Three French artists (Opera, Grems and Taroe) make up street art trio Anyway, and they developed their studio agency in 2014. Here they pay homage to the function of the space,by painting a flatlay of car machinery on the shopfront of a garage.

G/F, Evergreen Industrial Mansion, 12 Yip Fat Street, Wong Chuk Hang, Hong Kong

Brainrental

You may have already noticed works by Hong Kong artist trio Brainrental exhibited at various galleries around town. They’re best known for creating witty illustrations and sculptures commenting on the absurdities in everyday contemporary life in the city. Catch their rare mural work now on display now at Shui Ki Industrial Building.

G/F, Shui Ki Industrial Building, 18 Wong Chuk Hang Road, Wong Chuk Hang, Hong Kong

The Collective

The Collective has produced a new artwork to adorn the exterior of Ovolo Southside’s rooftop bar, ABOVE, replacing the previous work by LA duo Cyrcle. Mysterious and intriguing, the new piece is very Illuminati-esque, with an all-seeing eye casting its watch over Wong Chuk Hang.

ABOVE, 23-24/F, Ovolo Southside, 64 Wong Chuk Hang Road, Wong Chuk Hang, Hong Kong

DILK

Nottingham-born graffiti artist DILK has been painting since 1986, and is the owner of one of the first graffiti art stores in England. He continues to bring his favoured art form into the public eye today. See the work of this OG in the main alleyway adjacent to Ovolo Southside hotel.

Alley Wall, Ovolo Southside, 64 Wong Chuk Hang Road, Wong Chuk Hang, Hong Kong

Jecks

Two characters riding a seal and a walrus are caught up in a bow and arrow fight on the back facade of E-Tat Factory Building. It’s by Bangkok artist Jecks, who has been painting graffiti and street murals since 2011, often experimenting with psychology and emotion in his art.

G/F, E-Tat Factory Building, 4 Heung Yip Road, Wong Chuk Hang, Hong Kong

Mauy Cola

Based in the suburban province of Phrao in Chiang Mai, artist Mauy Cola grew up surrounded by nature and animals. Active since 2014, he creates artworks that remind people about the importance of wildlife conservation, often depicting animals in fantastical contexts.

G/F, Reliance Manufactory Building, 22-24 Wong Chuk Hang Road, Wong Chuk Hang, Hong Kong

Pixel Pancho

Inspired by an eclectic mix of greats such as Salvador Dalí, Joaquin Sorolla, Ron English and Takashi Murakami, Turin-born Pixel Pancho began painting outdoor surfaces in his hometown before traveling to Paris, Amsterdam, Warsaw and more to exhibit his works and participate in graffiti jams. His works feature his signature robot characters, which, according to his narrative, are bent and broken from years of neglect in a future dystopian world. One of HKwalls’ satellite pieces in Kowloon this year, you can see Pixel Pancho’s massive mural towering over Shanghai Street’s oldest wooden chopping board retailer, Man Kee Chopping Boards.

340 Shanghai Street, Yau Ma Tei, Kowloon, Hong Kong

Tuts

Jakarta-based artist Tuts is famed in the Indonesian graffiti community for his letterforms and lines, his complex blending work, and his use of colour and detail. His work is inspired by everyday life in Jakarta as well as its locals’ cultural values. In Hong Kong, you’ll find his newest piece depicting a pair of roosters — an appropriate choice for this year’s Chinese zodiac.

G/F, Reliance Manufactory Building, 22-24 Wong Chuk Hang Road, Wong Chuk Hang, Hong Kong

SNIK

British street artist duo SNIK have more than a decade of experience covering walls — often of massive scale — with delicate subject matter. Look closer at their work at the corner of E-Tat Factory Building: an emotive portrait of a girl featuring jaw-dropping detail in the strands of hair and textiles.

G/F, E-Tat Factory Building, 4 Heung Yip Road, Wong Chuk Hang, Hong Kong

Wong Ting-fung

Getting fishy with Wong Ting-fung.

Hong Kong artist Wong Ting-fung has worked in the advertising and design industry for over a decade. You can recognise his work by its signature monochrome style, featuring detailed brushwork that gives a high degree of realism to Wong’s subjects — this time featuring fish — yet also mixing in abstract elements and lettering through varied layers of poetic collage.

G/F, E-Tat Factory Building, 4 Heung Yip Road, Wong Chuk Hang, Hong Kong