Street art combines all forms of art that are expressed on the street, usually illegally, and describes the work of people who have developed a mode of artistic expression by using various techniques such as templates, posters, stickers, murals and graffiti among the most important, in a new form of communication through text, content and social opinion.
Main aim of the Street art is, by integrating its elements in high-traffic public places, to surprise the audience and usually to embed a subversive message that criticizes society with irony and invites social struggle, political criticism or simply to reflect.
It’s called also graffiti art and we can find examples dating back to Ancient Egypt, Ancient Greece, and the Roman Empire. Especially among the Romans it was very common habit to write occasionaly on walls and columns where many inscriptions were found in Vulgar Latin with political slogans, insults and declarations of love.
The International Museum of modern and contemporary art “Tate Modern” in London has made several street art exhibitions and now is selling one of the best analyses of this trend, the book “Street Art- The Graffiti Revolution“, which discusses in depth the phenomenon of urban art with the most important artists ( you can see most of their works in Berlin)
50 Amazing Examples of Street Art
1. 3D graffiti by Jeaze
Jeaze is a street-art artist from Montpellier (France) famous for his 3d street art technique.
2. Street artists Alexander Grebenyuk and Fox
3. Blek Le Rat – The legend of urban art
He is one of the first graffiti artist in Paris. His nickname takes inspiration from the character Bleck Macigno, from the comic “Bleck le Roc“. A true master of the urban art also considering that he starts his artworks in 1980.
4. Os Gêmeos – The twins of street art
The most famous twins of street art come from Brazil. Their style can be considered similar to some public art, being able to provide new insights into the architectural environment to escape from the city.
This is a dream team of graffiti art formed by different artists like A.Signl & B.Shanti & Dabtar & M.Wallace.
Graffiti street artist from Berlin part of the german crew (MCLAIM).
7. Urban artist MadC
8. Bansky- The new God of street art
England based street artist, weel known for his satirical art and his mysterious figure. His art and life is well documented in the movie “Exit through the gift shop”.
Italian artist Blue is one of the most famous and acclaimed writer of all time, selected in 2011 by “The Observer” among the top ten street artist of the moment. His works, often of gigantic size, can be found on the walls of stations, major art galleries such as in the suburbs around the world.Blue expresses his art in deformed and grotesque characters, hallucinations and metamorphosis.
12.The surrealistic street art by Kislow
His tecnique reflects his distintive immagination influenced by surrealist art made by bright colours and fantastic characters.
14. Eduardo Kobra
Born in San Paolo (Brasil) , Eduardo Kobra is famous for his enormous murales.
16. Adnate – The best australian street artist
Born and raised in Melbourne, he spent years traveling and painting around the world. He mainly works with social related themes.
18. Smates – Belgium
19. Claudio Ethos
Claudio Ethos is a street artist out of the ordinary. He reproduces with his visionary look the city’s walls traces of his inner world with a sensibility typical of the contemporary art. The artist grew up in Brazil, Sao Paulo, a city which revolves around graffiti art.
Conor Harrington is an Irish street artist whose style draws a fine line between urban art and classical painting; never aligned with any particular movement or aesthetic. His works combine historical re-enactment, lettering and glamor models, realism and figurative art surrealist Noveau.
23. Jef Aérosol – Another pioneer of the stencil art
Jef Aerosol is a graffiti and street-art artist from Lille (FR).He belongs to the very first street art pioneers of the early 80s.
25. Herbert Baglione
26. Ella & Pitr – The graffiti couple
He’s a graffiti writer and she is a commedian: they met and started an artistic collaboration.
The works of the spanish artist Liqen are influenced by hi for entomological and zoological passions, nature and creatures from the depths of the earth. Liqen’s murales demonstrate his critical view about human destiny, the blindness industrialization and exploitation of resources.
30. Shepard Fairey a.k.a. Obey
Beside these well known names, around the world it’s full of stunning graffiti works by other street artists, most of them anonymous :
44. French young street artist Ludo
Ludo is a French street artist among the protagonists of the most innovative and promising view of urban art. Elegant and vindictive, artist’s creations belong to the series Nature’s Revenge and Bugs: plants and insects drawn with precision, which have evolved into hybrid mechanical, chemical and technology creatures in order to defend themselves from human aggression.
50. Martin Whatson
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