The Issue of Street Art & Graffiti – Part I

The problematic of street art and graffiti has been a heavily discussed topic over the past years. There are two general points of view on these art movements. On one side stand people that admire the various creations of street art and graffiti and who perceive it as a real artistic expression. On the other side stand people that consider it vandalism on private or public property and who are therefore against calling it “real art”. On which side do you stand?


Read the whole article to find out more about these two movements:

 I.            Definition and the difference between Graffiti and Street art
II.            Influence on society
III.            Historical background

It would be illegal ~ Banksy

“It would be illegal” ~ By Banksy ~ Photo: banksy.co.uk

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One Original Thought

Old but gold. Stencil piece by Banksy that he painted in 2014 on the corner of Jay Street and Water Street in Brooklyn, New York.
The quote in bright red is from the Greek Cynic philosopher Diogenes of Sinope (also known as Diogenes the Cynic).
It states, “One original thought is worth a thousand mindless quotings.”

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~ By Banksy ~ Info and picture from StencilRevolution.com


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Who Is 1010?

1010 (pronounce ten-ten) is a Hamburg-based contemporary artist known for his amazing optical illusions that seem like they are portals to other worlds.

There is not too much info about 1010 since he decided to stay anonymous. Originally from Poland, 1010 came to Germany with his parents when he was about eight years of age. After much artistic experimentation, he finally found his true calling in 2010 when he began developing his concept of abstract holes on the walls.*
Although 1010 focuses primarily on street art, he is open to exhibiting his pieces in galleries.

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~ By 1010 ~ giant 3D mural along a Parisian highway – Photo: arrestedmotion.com

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~ By 1010 ~ Hamburg, Germany – Photo: moma.co.uk

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~ By 1010 ~ Photo: moma.co.uk

*Reference: WideWalls.ch: 1010


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Dubai Street Museum: 1010

Recent mural by German contemporary artist 1010 in Dubai, UAE created as part of “Dubai Street Museum” – a unique project that brings real Urban Contemporary Art to the Middle-East.
1010 is renowned for his amazing optical illusions such as this one.

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~ By 1010 ~ Dubai, UAE – Photo: by Rom Levy

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~ By 1010 ~ Dubai, UAE – Photo: by Rom Levy

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~ By 1010 ~ Dubai, UAE – Photo: by Rom Levy

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~ By 1010 ~ Dubai, UAE – Photo: by Rom Levy

More info about 1010 and his work tomorrow!


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It Must Be The Abs

Stencil piece by Polish artist Igor Dobrowolski titled “Sick Future” found at the Berlin Wall in Germany. This work is a series of stencils relating to social media. Dobrowolski likes to depict the bad sides of humans and draw attention to social and political issues.

“There are many topics that I try to move in my work, or maybe the topics move me, such as death, depression, war, problems of the poor and homeless, addiction, narcissism, lack of empathy.”

– Igor Dobrowolski

This is how I found the piece two days ago. And below is a better shot right after it was finished.


~ By Igor Dobrowolski ~ Photo: boredpanda.com


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Who is Isaac Cordal?

Isaac Cordal is a sculpture artist from Galicia who creates miniatures sculpted from concrete. His little people are always thoughtfully placed in the streets. They can be found in many unusual and unlikely places such as in gutters, on top of buildings and on top of bus shelters.
Cordal manages to capture a lot of emotions through his miniatures.

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~ By Isaac Cordal ~ Photo: streetartutopia.com

“Men and women are suspended and isolated in a motion or pose that can take on multiple meanings. The sympathetic figures are easy to relate to and to laugh with. They present fragments in which the nature, still present, maintains encouraging symptoms of survival. The precariousness of these anonymous statuettes, at the height of the sole of the passers, represents the nomadic remainders of an imperfect construction of our society. These small sculptures contemplate the demolition and reconstruction of everything around us. They catch the attention of the absurdity of our existence.”
– CementEclipses.com

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~ By Isaac Cordal ~ Sweden – Photo: cementeclipses.com

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~ By Isaac Cordal ~ Photo: streetartutopia.com

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~ By Isaac Cordal ~ Photo: streetartutopia.com

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~ By Isaac Cordal ~ Photo: streetartutopia.com


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