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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“Sober Walls” in Rotterdam

Dutch street art duo TELMO MIEL and Spanish street artist Sebas Velasco collaborated on a brand new mural in Rotterdam, Netherlands!
The piece is titled “Hit the Lights” and it was created as part of the Sober Walls Art Exhibition in Rotterdam.

Take a look at the amazing result of this collab:

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~ By Telmo Miel and Sebas Velasco ~ Sober Walls Rotterdam 2017 – Photo via streetartnews.net


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Nevercrew in Grenoble, France

Beautiful mural by NeverCrew – a Swiss based artists duo composed by Pablo Togni and Christian Rebecchi – painted in Grenoble, France.

The piece is titled “Ordering machine” and it focuses on the attitude of privatizing natural resources. It features NeverCrew’s signature hyper-realistic whales.

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~ By NeverCrew ~ Photo via streetartnews.net

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~ By NeverCrew ~ Photo via streetartnews.net

Enjoy the gallery!


Have a beautiful day!

Last Christmas

Stencil piece by Igor Dobrowolski titled “Last Christmas” from last December (2016).
The piece can be found at the East Side Gallery wall in Berlin, Germany.

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~ By Igor Dobrowolski ~ Berlin, Germany – Photo: igordobrowolski.com

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~ By Igor Dobrowolski ~ Berlin, Germany – Photo: igordobrowolski.com

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~ By Igor Dobrowolski ~ Berlin, Germany – Photo: igordobrowolski.com

Click the link bellow to read our recent interview with Igor!
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Meet Igor Dobrowolski

Igor Dobrowolski is a talented artist born in Jelenia Góra (Deer Mountain), Poland who depicts social and political issues in his paintings and murals. In his work Igor explores topics such as death, depression, war and children, the problems of the poor and homeless and the lack of empathy.
His art should make us appreciate our life, our time, value all the little ordinary moments and make us more empathetic.

Igor kindly answered my questions not only regarding his work.
Enjoy the interview!

When did you start painting/doing street art?
My adventure with paintings began in 2014. 

How did your work develop and how would you describe your style?
My style? I don’t think I’m the right person to judge it.
I try to make my work about poor people, and I’m not talking only about financial issues, give them some voice. Also regarding the destruction of the environment. I just wanted to show true stories…to express appreciation of life, sometimes lack of sense in life, how time passes so quickly. Everything above is very important to me.

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I believe that empathy is one of the most important but much-underrated features. Perhaps it is even a virtue.
I do not deceive myself by the salvation of the world, but maybe my work or work of other people, not necessarily in the art world, will help fix something. I hope that my work is a little part of something bigger, something good.

For me, the attempt to conclude a part of hope in all work is very important, because I really believe it’s going to be “better” even after the greatest tragedies, perhaps for life or maybe death. I do not want to sound too lofty, but I just somehow feel I do not know how to put it into better words.

Have you been criticized for your paintings (since you do portray social and political issues into your murals)?
I was criticized but I cannot say that is was often. Not many people told me it into my eyes.
But the criticism does not bother me as long as I know that my work is based on facts and I do it from the heart.

What or who inspires you?
I don’t know whether inspiration is a good word. But true stories, unfortunately often based on suffering and injustice.

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Do you have any favorite street artists?
With regard to street art, it surely is Banksy some works of Kidult and Wermibus…
But also artists like MC Escher, Salvador Dalli, Rodin, The Kid, Chapman Brothers and many others.

I also get inspired by many musicians, freedom fighters, and just ordinary people.
The list is long I could go on all day.

What would you like to achieve in the future/what are you currently working on?
I think I want to help someone because I am privileged and therefore I have a duty to attempt to help others.
I now have a lot of different projects, such as “White God” or “Fail of human” etc.

Have you ever been caught by the police while painting?
Hahaha, I did not have the pleasure.

Do you have a motto or anything that you would like to share?
I do not have any motto and I hope that my work will speak for itself.

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Finally, here are a few quick questions.

What do you see in front of you?
Your interview.

What did you have for lunch today?
I had only breakfast.

The most recent destination you’ve visited?
My workplace at my grandma’s home.

Your dream job?
No job. Just passion….. I hope.

What superpowers would you like to have?
Wisdom would be nice and flying also.

If you like his work visit Igor’s website here to see more. You can also connect with him through Facebook and Instagram.

Thank you, Igor, for the interview!



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Secret Project By RONE

New murals by Melbourne-based artist RONE who is renowned for beautiful large-scale paintings of women.

According to StreetArtNews, RONE recently launched The Alpha Project – a cluster of four massive portrait murals painted secretly over three months in an large abandoned paper mill due for demolition. The murals were revealed over two days last week to a select group of invited friends.

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~ By RONE ~ Photo via streetartnews.net

“Over the last few months I’ve been working in secret on a series of works in an old paper mill. This was a dream project, a giant abandoned site where I could paint whatever I saw fit.
These latest works at Yarra Bend have been completed inside the iconic brutalist brick buildings of the old Alphington Paper Mills on Heidelberg Road.” – RONE

Check out RONE’s video and enjoy the gallery.


Have an amazing day!

E.Zacharevic in George Town

Murals by Ernest Zacharevic in George Town, Penang, Malaysia from 2012 that have been restored recently by the Lithuanian artist.

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~ By E.Zacharevic ~ Photo: ernestzacharevic.com

“These images formed part of the Georgetown Arts and Culture festival back in 2012. It was my first constructive public art project, 6 walls over 3 months in a town with no public art or graffiti whatsoever. The public response was phenomenal.”
– E. Zacharevic

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~ By E.Zacharevic ~ Photo: ernestzacharevic.com

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~ By E.Zacharevic ~ Photo: ernestzacharevic.com


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Dinosaur in Malaysia

Work by  Lithuanian street artist Ernest Zacharevic in George Town, Penang, Malaysia.
During the last year Zacharevic has been invited back to Penang to touch up his older works (such as this one) that were either too faded or vandalized.

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~ By Ernest Zacharevic ~ Photo: upflow.co

More street art from George Town coming soon!


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Banksy Opened His Own Hotel

The British legendary street artist Banksy just finished his new project. This time it is a nine room hotel called “The Walled Off Hotel” in Bethlehem, Palestine – very close from a stretch of the controversial West Bank barrier which has been heavily decorated by artists.

“The Walled Off Hotel” includes several murals and installation by Banksy that can be found in several rooms such as the “Presidential Suite” or “Room With A View”. If you are on a budget, bunk beds are also available for just £30 a night.
Installations includes “Out of Service”, walled-off lift at Banksy’s hotel or “The worst view in the world” as described by the man himself about the view from his rooms.
On view is also a small museum where you will find a mannequin showing the signature of the Balfour declaration.*

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~ By Banksy ~ All photos via StreetArtNews.net

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~ By Banksy ~ All photos via StreetArtNews.net

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~ By Banksy ~ All photos via StreetArtNews.net

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*info via StreetArtNews


What do you think, would you like to spend a night there?

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Lie Lie Land

Anonymous street artist Bambi created this controversial stencil piece titled “Lie Lie Land” as a parody of the promotional posters for movie “La La Land” in Islington, north London, England.
Instead of depicting the actors, she switched it up to show Trump twirling with the United Kingdom’s Prime Minister Theresa May.

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~ By Bambi ~ Photo: Bambi Street Artist on Facebook


Have a peaceful day!