In recent years there has been an increasing interest in an ephemeral and viral form of art that is marking urban settings around the world, and has developed a flourishing sub-culture all its own.
AT RWCS Photographics we have been documenting and capturing some of the best work in Bristol, Brighton, London and Paris.
By 2016 street art has gone mainstream. Auctioneers, collectors and museum directors are scrabbling to learn urban art vocabulary and develop positions on street art issues.
Our picture archive provide you with capture of designs [ some lasting only 3 weeks ] dating back to 2008 , there are the very colorful super tags with others being true super scale street art with contribution from ROA and the like.
There is as yet no simple definition of street art. It is an amorphous beast encompassing art which is found in or inspired by the urban environment. With anti-capitalist and rebellious undertones, it is a democratic form of popular public art probably best understood by seeing it in situ.
It is not limited to the gallery nor easily collected or possessed by those who may turn art into a trophy.
Considered by some a nuisance, for others street art is a tool for communicating views of dissent, asking difficult questions and expressing political concerns.
Its definition and uses are changing: originally a tool to mark territorial boundaries of urban youth today it is even seen in some cases as a means of urban beautification and regeneration.
Whether it is regarded as vandalism or public art, street art has caught the interest of the art world and its lovers of beauty.
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