Street Art

GRAFFITTI2Street art is a way for up and coming artists (and some that are already known) to get their masterpieces to the public forum. These images are created on streets and sidewalks, usually in cities, and range from the truly bizarre to breathtaking.

What street art is

This type of artistic expression is a means through which the artist can reach the general public. It is typically used to focus on a social issue or a dilemma that the artist feels needs attention drawn to it. This is a way that artist and public can communicate with one another without the confines and restrictions of the traditional venues.

The use of this type of communication allow the messenger to send a message. Something they are concerned with or even a simple statement of the beauty in the world that is all around us. These works are fashioned to offer aesthetic beauty to the realm where they are located, and are eye catching as well.

Reaching the disenfranchised

Artists can sometimes feel like their works are not appreciated by the main stream art world. Street art allows them to have a venue to feel like they are reaching out to the public and the world. In this venue the artists are not constrained by the opinions of those who run the galleries and make the decisions as to what is contained in them.

Street pieces are also a way to reach a population that would not otherwise have the access to the art that is displayed. On the streets the artist can make a political statement, they can reclaim property that is felt to belong to the public, and can even reach out to those who have no voice and give them one.

Reaching out to the public, connecting with humanity and generating magnificent pieces of art is the what street artists do. Having a statement to mead and heard is how they can connect with the masses in a productive way.


Graffiti More Than Just Street Art!

GRAFFITTIAn artistic talent varies from person to person. Graffiti is one of those artistic expression medium that has a less than kosher association. It was once seen as a violation of private property that vandals used in order to assert their social dominance.

A new dawn

The main culprits to this are the types who don’t actually have any artistic talent. These scrawny and undesirable drawings produced a series of vandalism laws therefore making it harder for people to truly appreciate the depth of the messages. It is more than just an act of rebellion it offers the artist to have their work viewed by others.

However, great artist such as Banksy using graffiti as a form of expression has increased the approval rate. No longer is this art seen as a vandals rant and some communities are actually encouraging it.

Done well, it can truly help to boost a community’s outlook. Messages can be relayed in a manner that is pleasing, but again it all depends on the artistic nature of these.

Money making potential

Nowadays many people actually take classes to learn how to be great graffiti artists. This means that more people are willing to pay really good money to know how to master the skills of this art. With this demand has come the opening of many various workshops to meet the needs of the curious artists.

While communities once moaned about having these types of vandal art cleaned off immediately, many world ones are actually embracing it as part of their heritage. There is no limit to where graffiti can reside as it is not only limited to the side of buildings, train stations, bridges or any other building structures.

Those who really know how to use the spray can to create the right image can do so on canvas of different makes. They can then sell these in order to return their investment on the various spray cans.