The internet has allowed creators and their audiences to connect in unprecedented ways. But while the internet is indeed an effective tool for spreading art, if you aren’t searching for something specific, it likely won’t reveal itself to you.
Street artists say f*ck that. Their form is immediate and imposing. It pops up in your face and demands a response — sometimes when you aren’t even in the mood. As such, it’s one of the few things that can make us stop for a second and look up from our damn phones… if only for a moment, as we decide which social media platform we want to show our newly discovered artwork off on.
World-renowned artists and the tastemakers of tomorrow use entire cities as their canvases — beautifying and revitalizing neighborhoods from coast to coast and providing those who don’t always have the time or means to visit a museum with a visual treat. Street art also levels the playing field for amateur artists who can’t get a spot in a gallery. It’s a defiant, beautiful, and important form.
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