Challenges of the Street Art

Balancing between vanguard art movement and one of the manifestations of illegal behavior, street art is something you would not easily fit into the limits of the traditional art perception and public understanding. With distinct style, unique medium, and a noble goal of making dull city streets brighter, more colorful and aesthetically more attractive, street art itself does not need any third-parties’ recognition or approval for its existence. It has already become part of the urban life; it has already rooted in the asphalt and concrete of cities; and it has even already yielded many and many splendid pieces of street art: fresh, attractive, provoking, challenging, bold, and inspiring.

Of course, street art is cloaked in many questionable and disputable issues, including property damage concerns, differences in perception by different social strata, and so on and so far; but let us try to abstract away from all those conventions for a minute and try to evaluate the artistic or aesthetic value of the street art. Isn’t it beauty, skills, talent, and important messages we can see in most of the street art works? Furthermore, street artists usually choose places for their works carefully, drawing their pictures on really shabby buildings and walls, which otherwise would simply continue to spoil the city landscape with desolation, dullness, and dereliction. In such places, street art works like a ray of light, which brightens up the surroundings, creates the atmosphere of hope, and inspires people.

JON-LI BRAND TEE’S by Laurent Goergen

Graffiti shizzle by Thomas Bestvina

Casino by KLUB7

Dido & Aeneas by Buff Diss

The nice-place-peace by Daniel Reuber

My graffiti by Vario Menso

Lightpainting by Alexandre Bordereau

NO GRAFF NO FUTURE 1 by cisco ksl

Splashes and stains by Peeta EAD RWK

Primary Flight by Raoul Davide Perre

ASSORTMENT OF STREET JOINTS by Chris Silva

Organics by Philip Bosmans

Street Art by Gabriel Satailo

ART ON WALL – STREET ART by LUCHA LA CUCHA

Graffiti stuff 2007-2010 (Dawe & Friend’s) by Dawid Cmok

Street art by Slowgun

Myxa, graffiti by Erik Halitov

Street Art // Buenos Aires // by Borneo Modofoker

WALLS HAVE EARS AND TREES HAVE EYES by Studio 3Divine

Street calligraphy – typography – walls by Greg Papagrigoriou

KIDROBOT MEGA MUNNY SPEAKER SYSTEM EDMUND by John Feeney

Cuba Gallery: Australia / melbourne / city / urban / graffiti lane / color / street photography by CubaGallery

GRAFFITI ART by endraum

Happy StickerBox Berlin, Germany by Pega-Una-Cosa

“T.V. Junkie”-canvas by SEAMO SEAMONSTER

Horror Nurses and Glita Grrl by Glenda GlitaGrrl

Molotof by Os Gemeos by server pics

BANKSY by Troy Holden

Welcome to Detroit, Mr. Banksy. by .brianday.

Banksy wallpaper graffiti by nolionsinengland

“Mind Control”–4 the STICK ME HARD show-Brussels, Belgium by SEAMO SEAMONSTER

mouse by Anthony Turducken

Chisel face by Vhils by Michael Greenwood

MILANO ZONA TORTONA // FUORI SALONE 2008 ( SATOBOY COLLECTIVE FREE TIBET STENCIL ) by SATOBOY SATOBOY™

Banksy Cleans Up – Cave Painting by Michael Greenwood

One Nation Under CCTV by AH McKay

Street Art in Valparaíso by Roberto Ruiz

Monsters by server pics

Athens Street Art by server pics

Mother & Baby by same84 by server pics

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With 30 years of life experience behind my shoulders, today I find myself focused mainly around two core values: my family (I am a happy husband and a proud father) and IT in its broadest meaning, including but not limited to hardware and software techniques and innovations. My special interest and true passion is photography. Here I am ready to put my signature under each word, once said by Dorothea Lange: “The camera is an instrument that teaches people how to see without a camera.” Being a part of Cruzine team, I enjoy instant process of learning as well as sharing my own experience in photography and IT with the readers of this digital magazine.