Discover some of the best Street Art in Brussels

Vibrant Street Art Mural in Brussels, Belgium by street artist Chleo

We have just returned to London from a short visit which saw us travel to Brussels, those of you following us on our Hookedblog Instagram account you will have seen some of our #HookedblogOnTour adventures shared via the new Instagram stories feature.

What do we think of this new stories feature? Are people feeling it or are we staying with Snapchat! We have also been snapchating for some time if you haven't already added us you can do so via this Hookedblog Snapchat Link or just search for Hookedblog.

While we were in Belgium we heavily used the stories feature in Instagram and we do feel that our videos and photographs were seen by more of our followers than on Snapchat. So the verdict is still out for us we will continue to use both for the time being and see how we go.


One of the many comic-inspired murals around the city of Brussels.

Brussels Adventure 

Enough of the Insta/ snapchat talk for those who missed our Brussels stories we will be sharing some images from our trip over a few blog posts in the next few days. This trip was a second trip to Brussels this year, Hookedblog were here earlier in the year briefly on route to the coastal town of Oostende for this year's impressive Crystal Ship Festival ( Previously on Hookedblog).

We had originally planned to attend the opening party of the new museum MIMA Launch show City Lights featuring installations and work by Swoon, Faile, MOMO and Maya Hyuke.

All artists were in Brussels installing their work and were set to be present for the show opening but the Museum postponed the opening the official March opening. We changed our tickets and visited Oostende instead-but planned to return to Belgium at a later date to visit the museum.

With a Eurostar sale, we were able to pick up inexpensive tickets to return to Brussels and finally visit the new museum space and take in some of the sights of Brussels.

Invader Mosaic in Brussels, Belgium. Photo  Mark Rigney / Hookedblog


Located at the most famous tourist stop in Brussels, French artist Invaders(Previously on Hookedblog) BXL_05 mosaic character pissing pixels down on all the tourists below who are all focused on shooting the bronze sculpture Manneken Pis, depicting a naked little boy urinating into the fountain below! The Invader work and Manneken Pis are located close to the Grand Place on rue de l'etude 31.

Street Art City Guide to Brussels, Belgium

Street Art Highlights

Walking around the city it wasn't long before we discovered a series of French artist Invader's works high above the tourists many oblivious of their presence. A number of the artist works are located at many of the cities iconic tourist spots so be sure to look up! Brussels has a rich history of Comic Strip Art and there are a huge number of large scale comic strip related murals painted across the city.

The city also has its very own museum dedicated to comic strip art, the Belgian Comic Strip Centre who offer tours specifically for these murals but for us we were more interested in the other works that were to be found on the streets.

In between coffee spots (OR Espresso Bar and Cafe Du Salon were highlights) chocolate shops ( Pierre Marconi's flagship store at the Place du Grand Salon, who is also to be found in London, which could be a little dangerous) and more than a few Belgian beers we did a lot of walking around Brussels. This is probably the best way to discover the cities street art, while we did have addresses for some key pieces such as the ROA mural and the Manneken Pis Invader piece a lot of the other works were pieces we discovered while exploring the city on foot.

Street Artists whose works we found during our visit include some of the following Kashink (Fr), NY writer Smells(USA), ROA (BE), Jeff Aersol (Fr), Faile (USA), Colombian artist Gleo (CO), Alëxone (FR), Above (USA), ezbai, Otto Schade (CL) and Clet Abraham (FR). See some of what we capture while we were in the town below along with street locations for those of you planning a visit to Brussels.

And stayed tuned for more from our Belgian adventures, we have a few more planned posts which will include our photos from the MIMA Museum, the full set of Invader pieces we flashed while in town and last but not least a post on our trip to Doel, the ghost town located just outside Antwerp!

Jef Aerosol, Stencil work in Brussels, Belgium. Photo ©Mark Rigney / Hookedblog

Jef Aerosol, Stencil work in Brussels, Belgium. Photo ©Mark Rigney / Hookedblog

Jef Aerosol 

Life-sized stencil of Bruce Springsteen painted by French street artist Jef Aerosol (Previously on Hookedblog) sprayed fittingly on the side of a second-hand record shop located at 7 Rue du Chên. The artist has also decorated the front of the store which would suggest Aerosol had permission from the record store owners. The storefront features stencils of John Lennon, Jim Morrison & Bob Dylan as well as Jimi Hendrix.

Clet Albram, Street Art Signage in Brussels, Belgium. Photo ©Mark Rigney / Hookedblog

Clet Abraham 

 One of the many Clet Abraham (Previously on Hookedblog) altered Street signs we spotted while walking around the streets, we don't remember exactly where we saw this one, but be sure to also look up while walking around as we came across several of the artist altered street signs.

Invader_BXL_50 Street Art Mosaic in Brussels, Belgium. Photo ©Mark Rigney / Hookedblog


One of the larger Invaders mosaics still up around Brussels. This one is called Invader BXL_02 for those of you using the artists Invader Flash App (Previously on Hookedblog) and flashing this Invader will get you 50 points should you be playing his Flash game.

The piece is located just above Zinneke Pis, or pissing dog to you and me and one of the peeing trio of sculptures located around Brussels.


Kashink / SMELLS 

Some quick pieces from Paris street artist Kashink and NY Graffiti writer Smells along this wall.


Unknown Artist? 

Not far from the skate park located on Rue des Ursulines we found this work by an artist unknown to us( if you know the artist let us know). The wall next to it also features the remains of what was once a ROA (see below) which was missing the head, all that remained were feathers and legs! The street was also lined with parked box trucks all of which were covered in graffiti.

ROA, Sleeping Pigs Street Art Mural, Brussels Belgium. Photo ©Mark Rigney / Hookedblog


Four Sleeping pigs! Classic work from Belgian street artist ROA in the heart of Brussels, painted in 2008 we believe and looking like it could have painted yesterday.

This work is located on  Lollepotstraat/rue de la Chaufferette where you will also see some smaller paste-ups / stickers and stencils by a number of other street artists.



This Alëxone Dizac mural is slowing evolving as graffiti writers tag over the lower levels of the work with the artist's own spray can wielding characters looking as if they are spraying the tags over themselves. The work is located under one of the train lines on Rue Roger van der Weyden where there are also a series of works by other street artists.



An Above arrow mural painted way back in 2005 and still looking fresh in 2016, this mural from the American street artist can be found on Rue Philippe de Champagne. 

So there you have it our quick round-up of some of the street art we discovered while in Brussels for a few days and where you can find it yourself if you happen to be visiting the city.

Have you been to Brussels? If there is anything we have left out or if you discover anything new feel free to let us know, leave a comment and let us know about it!

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