I never expected to discover so much street art in Tbilisi, Georgia. Turns out that the city has quite a few emerging new artists eager to leave their mark. However, unlike most other capital cities, a large portion of Tbilisi street art is actually underground. Some of the coolest murals can be found adorning the walls and staircases of underground tunnels, walkways and shopping centers scattered around town.
Street art is like a window into the minds of local citizens and their daily life. Some places it is more whimsical, others more political.
All of the photos in this post were found in the same place: in the tunnels underneath and staircases of the Nikoloz Baratashvili Bridge near Tbilisi Old Town and Liberty Square. A map is included further down.
Gagosh is the pseudonym of a Tbilisi-based street artist whose work protests social issues such as the shortage of green space in Tbilisi, labor rights, unemployment, air pollution, social stigmas, the inconvenience of Tbilisi streets for disabled people, exceeded politics and lack of love in society. See More
Tbilisi Street Art Map
Street art does not usually come with a map. (Notable exceptions include the street art in Penang, Malaysia and Changdong Art Village in South Korea.) However one artist was nice enough to paint a map and detailed description of the artwork underneath the Nikoloz Baratashvili Bridge.
Unfortunately it is all in Russian — except for the part that says “for English translation try to turn the page then ask your Russian-speaking friend to translate.”
There is plenty of other artwork scattered around the streets of Tbilisi, however this was the largest collection that I found in any one place here.