To this day some people still do not consider graffiti a form of art, but think it is a crime. Street art is visual art created in public places. For the most part it is unsanctioned artwork that goes outside of the traditional context of art venues being executed in outdoor locations. The term Street Art became popular during the early 1980’s when graffiti was booming. Looking at these pictures I find it hard to say this is vandalism.
The terms “urban art”, “post-graffiti”, “urban art” and “neo-graffiti” are also sometimes used when referring to artwork created in these contexts.
Traditional spray-painted graffiti artwork is often included in this category, excluding territorial graffiti or pure vandalism.
Artists who pick the streets as their gallery are often doing so from a preference to communicate directly with the public, free from perceived confines of the formal art world.
Street artists sometimes present socially relevant content infused with esthetic value, to attract attention to a cause or as a form of “art provocation”.
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