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Street Art: The Game Changer

Few people go to Art exhibitions nowadays, the art comes to them – Chris Geiger

You know a lot of people still don’t consider street art as real art. But if art is anything that depicts beauty or sometimes pain? Then street art is as real as it gets.

Street art are done by street artists usually on the walls and streets of the neighborhood they live in. As a London mural artist who has seen many, many street art. I can assure you that you will never see anything more beautiful, or inspiring or thought provoking. Street art brings life to a neighborhood. Street art can be so influential that it could be the reason why Little Johnny doesn’t stand on the street corner for delinquent activities anymore.

Street art is all about creativity and freedom. It comes from the deepest forms of expression. It has the power to raise and answer questions. It has the power to influence positively. A lot of street artists don’t do street art for the glory or money or anything like that. In fact, most people see street artists as vandals so most times they have to hide to do the art they love. So think of art that comes from an intense need to express and that is street art.

Street art leads to a bright and colorful surrounding, which in turn leads to a happier life. We know that the world is not as it is, and a lot of neighborhoods are far less good or nicer than others. Some neighborhoods are rife with crimes and ugliness through no fault of theirs. And sometimes with the help of a street artists, street art becomes the only thing that shades the ugliness and replaces it with beauty. Imagine a street art with so much life and so much brightness that it brings a smile to your face when you walk past it. Think of the little kids or teenagers who live in neighborhoods such as this. They deserve to be inspired. They deserve to be happy, they deserve to walk past a street art that instinctively puts a smile on their face, and this is what street art does; effortlessly and without cost to the people who enjoy them.

Street art inspires a sense of community. It is an art that pulls people together without even trying. There is no hierarchy. Street art is not art that is accessible to only a few. It is art that can be seen and enjoyed by every and anybody. Street art doesn’t discriminate. It welcomes all. In fact, street art can make a community so beautiful and endearing that it inspires the people in it to take better care of the community.

Depending on the message of the street art which the street artist is trying to communicate. A street art could inspire kindness, reduce crime, promote diversity, promote justice. This is not far-fetched; this is not hypothetical. We are influenced by what we see. And what is more inspiring or influential than seeing street art that feels like it was made just for you?

Sometimes a street artist is commissioned to do street art. Mostly in independent cities where the permission is granted by the building owner. Why? Because people are finally recognizing the value of street art. Fewer people are starting to see it as vandalism and more as an importance. A need for communities that should not be denied. Not everyone has the means to go to an art gallery and enjoy the soothing or euphoric pleasure of art. And this is why the need for street art and street artist continues to rise. Because they continue to feel a hole that most definitely needs to be filled.

So, if you’ve never taken the time to check out street art. Do so. You will be amazed. You will be inspired. Simply, you will not come back the same. What unforgettable experience have you had with street art?

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