I Support Street Art: Graffiti is more than art

This bio of A1one is the perfect example of how street art is not just graffiti.  It is, in fact, even more than just art.  It is an expression of the artist’s viewpoint and comments on the world they, and we, live in.

A1one is the most prolific Graffiti writer working and creating street art and graffiti in Iran and inspiring a whole generation of new visual artists in the region.. First Experiences on with Spray Can 1995, A1one started Painting on Tehran Walls in 2003 in his neighborhood in Tehran and soon expanded his work to Tehran city center.Since June 2012 A1one resided in Germany.After he had been kidnapped by Iranian Civil police…Accused wrongly to be a political activist. A1one Has never been interested in Politics but social subjects have always been the base for the artist’s viewpoint and body of works.

via A1One | I Support Street Art.


Street Art: Around the World in Eight Photos

Found a great blog showing some street art from around the world.

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Whenever I get the chance to travel, I always photograph local street art. The topics, colors, and scenes help me absorb the feel and atmosphere that makes each destination truly unique. Join me for a tour of some amazing street art from around the world, right from the comfort of your armchair.

Welcome to Berlin, Germany, our first stop on the tour, where we find Christine Estima‘s photo of street art by ElBocho. I love the bold lines and striking expressions:

#ElBocho Berlin Baby Photo by Christine Estima#ElBocho Berlin Baby (Photo by Christine Estima)

And now, over to Cardiff, Wales, for something slightly more muted. DIFF GRAFF did a great job capturing Rmer‘s portrait of Marlon Brando as the Godfather. It’s quite striking, wouldn’t you agree?

Marlon Brando by the artist Rmer Photo by DIFF GRAFFMarlon Brando by the artist Rmer (Photo by DIFF GRAFF)

Heading to Dunedin, New Zealand, we stop off at Dunedin Wears the Pants. The site, run…

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Blog Saatchi Gallery: Stellar Street Artists You Should Know

Hyuro   Argentinian-born, currently based in Valencia, Spain

When you live in a city like London, street art is so integrated into the urban milieu that it becomes easy to casually glide past a thought-provoking artwork (that just-so-happened to be seductively created whilst avoiding authorities in the dead of night.)

That is not to say London-dwellers do not appreciate the sparks of colour and wisps of paint, but when wandering more east to areas like Shoreditch or Camden, it becomes strange not to have a piece of well-thought-out hues in your line of sight.

Today – even your second-cousin in Shreveport has heard of Banksy – and the sexy street art scene is now teeming with renegade talent. We hope this blog will rekindle an appreciation for the bandits who paint our city into an even more beautiful juxtaposition of old and new.

Let’s celebrate street art today, in London and abroad:

via Blog Saatchi Gallery Stellar Street Artists You Should Know » Blog Saatchi Gallery.

Author Event May 31

Bend Me, Shape Me

May 31

Come join me and about twelve other authors in Dekalb Illinois and find out how my volunteer work inspired my Street Stories series.

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OakOak is Off the Wall. Literally

OakOak  has a very strange yet whimsical mind.  Love these.

via Street Art That Plays With Its Surroundings «TwistedSifter.

See more of OakOak’s  stuff at http://oakoak.canalblog.com/