Street Art

Street art is a genre of fine art that is closely related to graffiti art, as most works are unauthorized and produced in public space. In many respects, street art is also tied to graphic design, but its coverage encompasses a wide variety of media.

Although anything goes in street art, artists often use specific techniques and materials, such as freehand drawing, stickers, stenciling, fly-posting and even video projection. The majority love working in public, but street artists often collaborate with others, hold exhibitions at galleries, and work in studios.

Banksy - Forgive Us Our Trespassing, 2011, acrylic, spray paint and marker pens on wooden panel, in four parts, 655 x 421 cm (257⅞ x 165¾ in) feat

Banksy’s monumental stained glass window – Forgive us our trespassing

Banksy’s Stained-Glass painting was commissioned by the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, California. The artwork shows a painted old stained glass window with the glass panes of the window covered with graffiti. At the front, we can see a young boy in street clothes kneeling and praying in front of a paintbrush …

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How did Banksy’s Girl with Balloon end up in a shredder?

Who is Banksy? Banksy, according to some sources, was born in 1974 in Bristol, United Kingdom. He is one of the world’s most secretive artists. Most of his fans don’t know how he looks likes. Over the years, Banksy has won over many hearts with his humorous and thought-provoking stencil works, which would appear in …

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Brad Downey – I’m Lovin It, 2009, Leuphana University, Lüneburg, Germany

McDonald’s did not pay for Brad Downey’s mural

Who is Brad Downey? Brad Downey has consolidated a reputation for himself in the street art community as an artist who has a flair for navigating gray areas in society. His work in public is an expert combination of culture and sensationalism, which are both presented and partnered with media-friendly and pop culture acceptable imagery. …

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Os Gemeos painted this entire Boeing planet

Mural on Selecao’s World Cup Jet In 2014, the dynamic duo Os Gemeos covered the Brazilian national soccer team’s jet for the world in their enthusiastically colorful, signature designs that blend folk art with street art. Covering nearly every inch of the jet’s exterior surface, they spray-painted the airplane with colorful characters with brown and …

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Karl Haendel’s large murals don’t make any sense

Los Angeles & New York: One mural each In 2009, Los Angeles-based artist Karl Haendel made two large scribble murals. One was his first public installation in New York. The other, a similar painting, was executed in Los Angeles. His gigantic scribbles are an anti-heroic gesture with roots in street art, public mark-making and a …

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Jazoo Yang (양 자주) created these uncommon murals in South Korea

Who is Jazoo Yang? Jazoo Yang is a South Korean artist who lives and works in Beijing and Seoul. She uses her paintings and installations to document others’ solitude, often in interesting ways. Her paintings, which she creates by using brushes or knives, are usually not finished so that the surface becomes the infinite space …

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