Street Artists You Should Know
There are a lot of street artists out there who are known for their unique art. Here are some of them.
Fans of geometry and Mondrian will definitely like Goddog’s work. The self-taught artist has a background in graffiti and creates colorful pieces that feature a mix of abstract images and shapes as well as geometric designs.
Banksy is known for his dissident epigrams and satirical street art that combine dark humor with graffiti executed in a unique stenciling technique. He’s an anonymous England-based street artist, film director and political activist. His works have been featured on walls, bridges and streets of cities in various parts of the world.
ROA creates enormous frescos that usually represent animals like birds in black and white. He’s a Belgian artist from Gand and he mainly works in Europe and in the US. ROA’s work is an allusion to the classification of species.
Kobra is known for his large and colored frescos that are painted with political messages like political messages and global warming. His works can be seen in the streets of Paris or New York.
Vhils or Alexandro Farto creates monumental frescos by transforming the traditional stencil technique. The Portugese street artist carves his stencil directly on the surface using various means such as a jackhammer or a pair of scissors. He became popular when Banksy invited him to the 2008 London Cans Festival.
Invader is an anonymous French artist who appears with a pixelized or concealed face. Much of Invader’s work consists of square ceramic tiles inspired by characters in 1970s to 1980s video games, this style is making a come-back as you can see in the new slots being released. His street mosaics can be seen in various highly-visible locations in over 65 cities in 33 countries. He also creates QR code mosaic works and indoor mosaics using Rubik’s Cubes stacks.
Fans of creepy characters will certainly like ALO’s creations. ALO is an Italian artist who primarily uses bold primary colors in his work. Many of his creations can be found in Shoreditch, London. According to ALO, the colors used in his creations depict the emotional range of each piece of art.
Tavar Zawacki, more popularly known as ABOVE, is American abstract artist whose creations can be seen in more than 100 cities in 50 countries around the world. He’s known for his “Above arrow” icon that represents his positive mentality to rise above anything that’s restraining you from reaching your goals. His indoor fine art and enormous mural works showcase his use of hard-edge painting, geometric abstraction, color field, Trompe-l’oeil and Op art painting styles.
STeW’s nature-inspired stencil street pieces are abstract, realistic, colorful and detailed. His samurai-inspired work uses various textures and textures to create a cartoonish feel.
JR has showcased his black and white photographic images in the streets, particularly in the slums. He is a French artist and photographer who describes himself as a photograffeur. JR’s works deals with streetwise identity, limits, freedom and commitment. According to him, the world’s largest art gallery is the street.