Street art is the visual art created in public locations. It can be found all over the world as artists from all the countries know this form of art. It can be used to spread awareness, to advertise or just for some aesthetic purposes. The term street art is often termed as the synonym for wall painting and spray paint art. But you should know that street art is a vast field, and it has various forms.
We are listing down the top ten types of street art. Have a look.
Graffiti are art or writing done on the walls. They are one of the oldest art presentations which exist from ancient Egypt and Greece. Graffiti can provide either a secure message or sometimes give some jazzy view. Many times, they are made from very bright colors to fascinate everyone who passes by. Some people are in search of wall graffiti to take pictures as they can provide a cool background.
Sculptures are the 3D art structures. Processes like processes carving, modeling, casting and constructing are used to make the sculptures. Many sharp tools are used to carve stones, wood or the bones. The material should be reliable enough when you cut the object. Generally, sculptures are associated with political, religious and historical belongings. You can see sculptures at temples or on the roadside where specific space is provided for artistic things or statues.
8. Poster Art
Posters are the specific type of printed papers with some 2D artistic drawing, painting or calligraphic elements on it. Banners are different than art prints. Art prints are of higher quality and printed in limited amounts while poster can be printed on any paper and mostly printed in large quantities. They are attached to walls or hanged vertically somewhere. Whenever we go on the streets, we see various posters. Some of them are about some notices, but some are artistic. They never fail to catch our attention. Even some poster art, which is for the advertisement of some products but has something flashy on it can catch our eyes. If quality paper, excellent graphics, and font are used, then a poster becomes a prominent art to impress the viewers.
7. 3D Wall Graffiti
This art form on the streets is fascinating. 3D wall graffiti gives you the feel of something coming on you out of the wall, but actually, it is painted on a plane surface. A lot of time and practice are required to create 3D wall graffiti. It is a game of shadows and colors to make paintings look real or may be relatable. Kids are mainly fascinated by such arts, but it also amazes elders with the same extent. It is entirely legal with the permission from the property owner. 3D wall graffiti artists get paid well when they get work from reputed firms or art-liking personnel.
6. Sticker Street Art
As kids, we all were so amazed by small, cute stickers. We used to stick it on hands, on books, and our favorite things. But labels are not limited to that size or purpose. Sticker art is also known as sticker bombing, sticker slapping, slap tagging, and sticker tagging. This art uses images with stickers to post them publicly. They promote political, entertainment or society related things. Some labels are hand-drawn, and some are printed ones. Many stickers can be removed easily, but vinyl stickers are that way very stubborn and cannot be removed easily. The life expectancy of any label is related to the location, quality of the material it is printed on and what the content that sticker promotes.
5. Spray Paint Murals
Have you ever seen some funky paintings directly made on building walls, ceilings, on a permanent surface? If yes, then those are murals. Most of the time, the spray paint murals deal with abstract ideas which make the walls more look cooler. Some artists are so good at paintings that they make it look like real life objects.
4. Moss Art
With the new trend of natural decor, moss art is over plants and other decorative stuff. Because the best part about most of the mosses is that they do not require any maintenance at all. Various patterns, calligraphically elements are made on walls or vertical sheets. Moss is either blended or painted in this art form. Moss is available at different stores, and it can be preserved at home using various chemicals. Most of the mosses that are used for artistic purposes which are not harmful to humans. But some lichen and mosses forms can be poisonous so artists should always check the human compatibility before using it, to prevent any harm to his health and viewers’ health. Otherwise, it is a very calming and unique art form.
3.Sideway Chalk Art
You must have seen some fictional figures on sidewalk or pavements which look real shockingly. This kind of art is to trick your eyes. The painting, when viewed from the right angle, seems real but it is not. One great example of this art is using fake potholes and speed breakers on roads to make people slow down their speed. Some developed countries have done this and noticed a significant improvement, but it can cause accidents too. This form of art uses sideways chalks. They are longer than blackboard chalks.
2. Flash Mob
A group of people performs this street art called Flash Mob. People assemble suddenly in a public place or mall and perform some acts like dance, music and other entertainment related things and disperse rapidly. Entertainment and social media sectors generally organize flash mobs. This term came into existence in 2003, which is pretty late for an art form. But better late than never. In most of the countries, organizing and participating in flash mobs is legal and people enjoy participating in it.
1. Yarn Bombing
Knitting is the art and craft from which people are using since ages. Yarn bombing is a type of street art that uses colorful displays of knitted, cross-hitched, latch-hooked or crocheted yarn/fiber instead of usual paints, colors or chalks. It is one of the newest forms of street art because 2002 marked the first appearance of this art form. It is harmless for trees if the biodegradable yarn is used. Therefore, most of the artists use natural and handmade fibers for it. This art form is entirely legal if it is done with the permission of a hosting firm or property owner.
These are the ten types of street art. Every art is unique and striking in its way. As a human, art has always been a valuable part of our culture and life. On top of that, street art holds particular importance as it pleases everyone when it is done authentically, of course.
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