Irish artist uses street art as tool for social change

Jul 04, 2017, 7:44 AM EDT
Large Mural by Joe Caslin
(Source: William Murphy/flickr)

Irish artist Joe Caslin’s monochrome murals, sketched over the architecture of Ireland’s cities, are deceptively simple yet visually compelling to arrest every passerby’s gaze and communicate a message of social change without any words or even colors.

The artist, who shot to fame with his large scale mural, “the Claddagh Embrace” unveiled two years ago, uses lofty drawings to draw attention towards social issues even on the busiest streets of modern Ireland, writes Design Boom.

Caslin’s latest work, a mural decorating Trinity College's front square, depicts the importance of volunteering in areas including drug addiction and mental health, notes Independent.