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.

What tools do graffiti writers use? Martha Cooper & others show you

HKwalls’ Tools of the Trade was the first thematic public exhibition held in Sheung Wan, Hong Kong, between 8th May and 6th June this year (2021). It tried to give the public an insider’s peek at the very secretive circles of modern graffiti and street art. A wide array of tools commonly used for creating …

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Girl with balloon – Banksy’s most inspiring painting?

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 public spaces instantly …

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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

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. Case in point, Brad …

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

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 universal means of communication. To put one of …

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