Street culture and graffiti are well-known for being provocative, appealing, bold and uncompromising. Originally used by gangs to mark their territory in some urban area, graffitis have now become a rich medium for unrestricted expression of ideas and statements. In fact, creative designers and artists across the globe use this form of art to deliver their message and showcase their work.
Probably the most prominent graffiti artist is Banksy, a famous pseudo-anonymous British artist whose works focus on topics such as politics, culture, and ethics. His art has appeared in cities around the world; it’s worth mentioning that Banksy does not sell photos of street graffiti or mount exhibitions of screenprints in commercial galleries. You can explore Banksy’s works in the Time’s slideshow The World According To Banksy. However, many different artists explore graffiti in a variety of ways.
In this episode of Monday Inspiration series we are presenting a tribute to street art and graffiti — over 50 examples of beautiful and impressive graffiti artworks. Hopefully everybody will find some inspiration at least in some of the works showcased below. Feel free to explore the works of artists by following the links to their sites.
Wall Spankers Project
Our goal is to bring together international artists and designers in a collaborative, sharing environment. The website serves as an online gallery showcasing the artists involved in the sticker swap. Currently 4 issues are released.
Lady Pink: Sandra Fabara
Lady Pink is a legend. In the 1980s she made a name for herself as one of the only females capable of competing with men in the graffiti subculture.
Create your custom graffiti artwork.
- Reverse Graffiti
Eco-friendly graffiti created by actually cutting through and cleaning up grit to leave a lasting impression.
- Graffiti finds its place in contemporary art
A young French graffiti artist who goes by the tag name Teurk, clambered onto the ruins of an old bridge and set to work with an aerosol can.
- Crookedbrains:Beautiful Graffiti Art
Graffiti from the walls of Israel/Palestine,Brazil and Ukranian
- Rene Gagnon:Post-Graffiti Abstract Expressionism
Bridging the Gap Between Urban Graffiti Art and Contemporary Abstract Expressionism.
- Artist Draws ‘Clean’ Graffiti from Dirty Walls
A British street artist known as Moose creates graffiti by cleaning dirt from sidewalks and tunnels
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