Young, fresh, up and coming, are just a few words to describe this incredible art style. Urban art is about culture, capturing what goes on the minds the capitalites and the urbanites.
Urban art is all about depicting current culture and delivering messages through the power of art.
Urban Art as a form of visual art combines street art with graffiti and is often created in urban areas. The work is usually inspired by urban architecture or contemporary urban lifestyle. It can be influenced by current political situations, social issues or even cinema and popular music, to name just a few.
Although urban art is, at its core, art from the street, created by the people living together in city neighbourhoods, it is an international form of art that can be found in nearly every city around the world.
Something quite unique about urban art is the community aspect surrounding it. Not only because of its roots that stem from city neighbourhoods but also because urban artists would regularly travel from city to city, creating art in different places around the world. There is a tight knit community among urban artists and they would have social contacts around the world, giving them access to different areas around the world.
There is a lot of controversy surrounding urban art. For many years, it wasn’t even considered a style of art but merely an act of vandalism. However, in more recent times, people's perception of urban art has changed, so much so that there are even galleries and museums dedicated to urban art.
But even now, with urban art being more of a recognised style of art, most artists still have to maintain a certain level of anonymity. In most countries, graffiti still remains against the law, yet governments may recognise that artwork created by some urban street artists are worth more due to the fame surrounding that artist. Their double standards mean that the more recognised the name, the more leniency there is.
Here at UP & COMING ART, we have a whopping collection of urban art for you to choose from. If you are looking for something a little different, edgy, and out of the ordinary, a piece of urban art might well be what you are looking for.
Our collection of urban artists that we represent is really quite varied. With pieces from artists such as Banksy, Joaquim Falco and Blek le Rat to money art from Moabit and Hayden Kays. Street artist, Utopia, who began painting on the streets of São Paulo in Brazil has gone on to travelling the world and being commissioned by private collectors and city councils.
If you are looking for a piece of urban art with a traditional twist, check out the work of Bianca Prettau. The abstract urban creations are painted using traditional techniques combined with technical drawing tools. Her work is a depiction of modern architecture and urban landscapes.
Are you in the market for an interesting piece of urban art for your home? Browse our expansive collection below.
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