Sometimes the best artworks aren’t found inside a stuffy, old art gallery or museum. Sometimes, they may just be found on the street, or on the lid of a manhole, or on a wall. Here are the 10 best street art works from 2013, so far!
He’s laid low for a few weeks, but he may be back. And with a vengeance. This clever artwork sits on Bruton Lane in London and is an apparent critique on the rampant materialism of our time. Is it Banksy? We may never really know. But it’s damn fun all the same.
French street artist C215 certainly knows how to colour coordinate. Whether he uses a rainbow palette or split complimentary hues in his pieces, he manages to combine the perfect colour harmonies to capture the essence of the moment in his intimate portraits.
Living in Brooklyn for the past two years, it’s frighteningly easy to forget what nature looks like without experiencing it on a regular basis. So it’s always nice to come across street artist ROA’s large-scale black and white animal work when I’m out walking or riding my bike around town.
Street art is on every conceivable wall in Santiago. Throw-ups. Stencils. Tags. Stickers. Murals. It even competes with outdoor advertising. Chile Estyle: Historia del Street Art Chile is a documentary which interviews are diverse host of pioneers artists such as Cisco and Basco Vazko, while discussing the importance and legacy of the Romana Parra Brigades murals, which reflect the history of political and social events in Chile.