Street art! Why have I not show Street Art? Yes, since the works of Banksy and his fellow artists have been popping up all over the world, a new appreciation for graffiti and the likes have developed amongst the public. New and creative ways of making art on the streets has evolved into an era of unknown artist, with nothing but tags to show for their work.
Some people call it vandalism. Some laugh at it. Some describe it as a new wave of high art. Personally, I think it’s just fun. I see street art as taking the norm and developing it into something completely different, and in many ways more interesting.
Sure tags can be considered vandalism. I would consider most of the graffiti I see around my neighbourhood an act of vandalism, however when something makes you stop and smile, or hold your breath in disbelief, or think about a connotative meaning, I can easily appreciate it.
I can’t just speak for graffiti though, as I fully recognize that street art uses a variety of mediums to get there point across. Some are ridiculously original.
Here are examples taken from an amazing website of street art. For more from the website check out Next Web Design.