Street Art


Street art is an art developed in public spaces like in the streets. The term street art usually refers to art of an illegitimate nature, as opposit to government sponsored initiatives. The term street art can include traditional graffiti artwork, such as

* Stencil graffiti
* Sticker art
* Wheat pasting and street poster art
* Video projection
* Art intervention
* Street installations

Street Art is used to differentiate current public-space artwork from territorial graffiti, vandalism, and corporate art.

The motivations and objectives that compel street artists are as varied as the artists themselves. Street art can be a powerful platform for reaching the public, and frequent themes include

* Adjusting
* Other culture jamming
* Recovering the streets

However the universal subject matter in most, if not all street art , is that accommodating visual artwork into a format which utilizes public space

While traditional graffiti artists have principally used free-hand spray paints to produce their works, street art covers many other media and techniques such as

* Wheat pasting
* Stickers
* Stencil graffiti
* Mosaic tiling
* Video projection
* Street installations

The term street art is also occasionally used to refer to guerilla art, which is a type of street art that adopts a more vigorous, violent and usually secret approach to adapting public space. Street art can be found around the world and street artists often travel to other countries so they can spread their designs.

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