Art cannot be contained behind the walls of stately palaces, posh galleries or antiquated museums. Art is not the sole domain of private collectors. For me, art is a universal concept that connects artist and explorer, teacher and student, adult and child. Over the centuries, attempts to structure creativity have, in many cases, brought about the opposite effect. New art forms came into being, allowing us to redefine our personal connections to creative endeavours.
Street Art is all about connections. Street artists have brought art to a public space; they communicate with people where they work, live, play. There is a strong sense of activism and a determination to start a dialogue about things that matter and are relevant to our time, and to our communities both local and global. Whether it takes the form of graffiti, poster art, or flash mobs, we are challenged to stop, to pay attention, to participate, to enjoy.
A special thanks to GraffitiLux & Murals for inspiring me to look deeper into this art-form.