Art is a fundamentally human activity, as everyone knows. It appeals to the emotions, senses and intuitions as well as to the intellect. Other forms of art exist if it is not common to go to museums or other exhibitions to enjoy an artistic journey between paintings, sculptures and frescoes. For example, tattoos, architectural art, and street art are all examples of skin art.

What is street art ?

Street art is a growing art form and is particularly popular among young street artists and other young people. This new artistic movement encompasses all types of street art and public space using various techniques. It is currently practiced in cities, on signs, sidewalks, poles, fire hydrants and even sidewalks. This ancient art has been brought up to date since the 1960s, and it can be found today in all major cities, notably in New York, London, Paris, Berlin, Barcelona, ​​Brussels, Tokyo, Douala, and even in Barcelona. It is now an integral part of popular culture. It is common to see graffiti in the streets or works of art that force us to appreciate them properly. These open-air museums are invading cities around the world like an incurable virus, but in a positive way.

Street Art: Art exhibited in the streets

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Mr Brainwash's street art wall in London

Street art serves to identify the true works of underground culture. It makes it possible to distinguish a creation from vandalism which has no artistic value. Although street art works are often anonymous, it is possible to recognize the artist's handwriting if you have some knowledge. It is difficult to attribute copyright and the durability of the work is also difficult to guarantee. This is due to the nature of street art, which is often exposed to weather conditions, time and human aggression. Street art is an ever-evolving art form, and the artist cannot guarantee its longevity. He can be sure that his creation will be seen by many people, which will allow it to become a massive collective exhibition.

Urban Art

Urban art is characterized by its public character, intended for a wide audience in urban spaces, but also because it allows freedom, since one can express oneself freely without any restriction or limitation. It can be created using various techniques, such as graffiti, stencils and stickers, mosaic or yarn bombing. It is a form of urban knitting that uses yarn to cover the streets. It can also take the form of a video projection or a sidewalk chalk drawing. Street art can be used to protest, claim a cause, participate in a movement or simply share a message with the public. It is a form of expression that allows artists from all walks of life to express themselves freely.

Street art artists

Street art has seen many artists establish themselves since its creation. Some are obvious, like Keith Haring and Jean-Michel Basquiat. Others, like Banksy or Shepard Fairey. Other artists, like the Brazilian twins Os Gemeos and the French JR, are less known but no less talented and continue to write the history of urban art with their unique creations.