Street Art Utopia -
Street art Utopia is a good website to view some of the works of street artists around the world. There are thousands of pictures on every single type of street art, it also shows the creativity people have around the world. One of my favorite things I read on the website is the quote “we declare the world as our canvas”. I really liked this quote because it shows that artists are taking a stand, and showing that street art isn’t negative but instead brings variety of art to the streets.
Bansky is an artist who express himself to the community. He does not want money in return but in return he gets to speak his mind. He brings the community together so they can. He remixes currents issues, such as in society, the problem of people not wanting to be themselves. He address them in simple words rather than a picture. He recreates the idea of a picture is worth a thousands words, when he’s painting is words. Words can be just as loud as action , or a visual picture in this case, when the artist Bansky cleverly uses it to his advantage to address the public.
Over the weekend I went to an art show on Labrea and Satamonica. The artist name is Mr.Brainwash you might know him from the documentary “Exit through the gift shop”. His art exhibit had such an elected variety or artist from all around the world. Some came from Spain, France, Germany and Japan and each had his own unique style of art. As you can see in the picture each art piece has its own style to it for Example Spanish artist “Love” likes to express the motion of feeling and loving. He demonstrates the bleeding heart by connecting buckets together to form a heart. Artist from Italy named “ Scrap” collected old music records to make a portrait of a young Michael Jackson. Graffiti is universal anywhere u go graffiti is always going to be there. The beautiful thing about graffiti is that anyone is able to include it’s on little remix to it. It allows the Artist be expand his or hers creativity to move beyond the paint.
I went to Venice on April 20, to examine all the street art that is on the walls. There were many types of street art, some showing the artists skill at graffiti art. People didn’t seem bothered by the street art being on the walls, in fact they seemed to stop and examine the work. There were many different types of street art in Venice ranging from wheat pasting, sticker art, stencils, and graffiti art. What I noticed was the location of some of the street art; most of it was located in a large populated part of Venice. While I was at Venice besides seeing street art, I saw a good amount of vandalism too. Other people tagging vandalized some of the street art, it’s a shame that people would tag over a piece of street art. Some of the tagging was in random places; most of it was on the street floors and in the back of some buildings. Almost to be hidden from the public, some of this tagging has to be painted over and it costs the city a good amount of money. So not everything that is put on a public wall is art, but instead it can be vandalism. So i created a canvas with all the pictures from venice beach showing, vandalism and street art.
Venice beach is a chill spot for graffiti, I would say its one of the birth places of street art. Next time you go you should try the graffiti wall they have there. If your over eighteen you can draw on the wall but you’re going to have to provide our own cans. It sucks though how such a beautiful plays is rotten by vandalism its such a sore eye. However that’s how graffiti is they had to start somewhere. Not everyone has the gift to paint beautiful murals it takes practice. I like to look at street art as flower. It needs a seed to grow and in the end its something beautiful. A mural is a simple act of vandalism before the artist develops its skills to create beautiful art like the graffiti u saw at Venice beach. But it does suck that it cost tax payers money to clean up all that vandalism of the wall the city of Venice needs to solve this problem
This blogs goal is to present the positives about street art. That not all street art is negative but instead, helps bring a community together to view art on there street. Street art is frowned upon in society and is called VANDALISM instead of ART. We want our viewers to gain knowlege and really see the beauty behind the artist. A piece of art can have a lot to tell. You just have to look…