Street Art / Definition

Street art is an original type of art that we can find only in the streets. Many people don’t recognize this artwork like art and sometimes people relate this art with vandalism. STREET ART includes different kinds of terms, for example, graffiti artwork, stencil graffiti, sticker art, wheat pasting and street poster art…

The artist usually tries to leave the same kind of message like political issues, feelings, their emotions … And these expressions are exposed in the street where all the people can enjoy and evaluate them. Usually the people who do it are anonymous and we can refer to any person when we admire one of their works of art.

What is Urban Art / Street Art?  

Street art is a form of artwork that is displayed in public on surrounding buildings, streets,  trains and other publicly viewed surfaces. Many instances come in the form of Guerrilla Art, which is intended to make a personal statement about the society that the artist lives within. The work has moved from the beginnings of graffiti and vandalism to new modes where artists work to  bring messages, or just beauty, to an audience.  

Some artists may use «smart vandalism» as a way to raise awareness of social and political issues,  whereas other artists use urban space as an opportunity to display personal artwork. Artists may also appreciate the challenges and risks that are associated with installing illegal artwork in public places. A common motive is that creating art in a format that utilizes public space allows artists who may otherwise feel disenfranchised to reach a much broader audience than other styles or galleries would allow.