When artists decide to carry out their messages and creations to the public, it is often the streets where they find their perfect canvas, biggest audience and resonance. This blog post is dedicaded to all of the given moments, when people pause for a moment, start to marvel and break out of their daily hustle and bustle.
“The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.“ – Aristotle
When presenting street art, there are a couple of names and artworks that have to be highlighted. A pionieer in the field was „Keith Haring“ (†1990) who achieved first public attention with chalk drawings in the subways of New York in the 1980’s. Finally leaving his „artistic fingerprints“ in Rio, Sidney, Paris, Berlin, and many more. I’m pretty sure: His typical sculputres already passed your view. Right?
Today’s most famous street artist is probably „Banksy“ a pseudonymous England based graffiti artist, political activist, film director and painter. His early career began in the 90’s. Since then his art pieces are spread all over the world. His stencils feature striking and humorous images occasionally combined with (political) slogans. Therefore he often got criticiced by official authorities and his works once labled as vandalism.
Due to the fact, that street art isn’t anything new, there are far more artists like „Blu“ (Italy), „Os Gemeos“ (Brazil) or „JR“ (France) who have to be mentioned these days. By bringing up unique and outstanding creations, they’re sending out their messages, expressing themselfs and inspiring masses.
„The 50 Greatest Street Artists Righ Now“ were recently presented by ComplexMedia. Make a click, take a look and get fascinated by the variety of art that can be found in the streets all over the globe.
More than ever streets become (living) galleries and new artists are heading towards worldwide recognition by spreading their actions via the Internet. The following videoclips show some creative ways how street artists bring their passion to the streets and finally onto your screen. In a non-static way.
500 liters of waterbased environmentally-friendly paint on asphalt spread by 2000 cars on Rosenthaler Platz Berlin.
Inflatable Bag Monsters
Using only tape and garbage bags, Joshua Allen Harris creates giant inflatable animals that become animated when fastened to a sidewalk grate.
Advertising meets Street Art
When Paintballing meets Street Art the end result can only be amazing! These Paintballing legends turn the graffiti world on its head using their paintball guns to create awesome street art images.
You’re looking for Austria related content? Let’s check out the “Paint The City” project. In order to find awesome street art elsewhere in the world, I recommend the “Street Art Locator“. Have fun, enjoy it. Get inspired.