We have all seen street art in TV, Film, and even in real life throughout our existence on this planet. Some street art is an eye sore, but most of it – is beautiful artistic expression in paint form! Today we have rounded up some of the most stunning examples of street art & Graffiti from some of the best artists around the world. We hope that you enjoy the creativity and inspiration that can be found in these brilliant pieces! First let us delve into a little bit of specifics of the background on the subject.
What is Street Art?
According to our favorite thing on the internet for knowledge, wikipedia says
Street art is art, specifically visual art, developed in public spaces — that is, “in the streets” — though the term usually refers to unsanctioned art, as opposed to government sponsored initiatives. The term can include traditional graffiti artwork, sculpture, stencil graffiti, sticker art, wheatpasting and street poster art, video projection, art intervention, guerrilla art, and street installations. Typically, the term street art or the more specific post-graffiti is used to distinguish contemporary public-space artwork from territorial graffiti, vandalism, and corporate art.
Artists have challenged art by situating it in non-art contexts. ‘Street’ artists do not aspire to change the definition of an artwork, but rather to question the existing environment with its own language. They attempt to have their work communicate with everyday people about socially relevant themes in ways that are informed by esthetic values without being imprisoned by them. John Fekner defines street art as “all art on the street that’s not graffiti.”
Well now that we know exactly what street art is, lets dive in and get inspired shall we? I hope that these pieces make you smile, make you laugh, and make you think. You will probably say “OHMYGOD SWEET” at some of these like I did when I first saw them. Be sure to take in all the inspiration and focus – channel that energy onto your current project, whatever it is you may be working on at the moment, and make everyone who checks out your new project say “OHMYGOD” to yours as well :).
If you build it. They Will Come.
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What was your favorite Graffiti? Have you tried Street Art Graffiti In Real Life? How did that go? Let us know in the comments below!