What is Street Art ?

Street Art is any art developed in public spaces — that is, "in the streets" — though the term usually refers to unsanctioned art, as opposed to government sponsored initiatives. The term can include traditional graffiti artwork, sculpture, stencil graffiti, sticker art, wheatpastingand street poster art, video projection, art intervension, guerrilla art, flash mobbing and street instalations. Typically, the term street art or the more specific post-graffiti is used to distinguish contemporary p
ublic-space artwork from territorial graffiti, vandalism, and corporate art.

Street art is related to graffiti and also has links with graphic design and illustration. Anything goes, so Street Artist may use stencils, stickers, drawings, paintings to create their work. They sometimes even projecy videos on to buildings.

Artists have challenged art by situating it in non-art contexts. ‘Street’ artists do not aspire to change the definition of an artwork, but rather to question the existing environment with its own language. They attempt to have their work communicate with everyday people about socially relevant themes in ways that are informed by esthetic values without being imprisoned by them. John Fekner defines street art as “all art on the street that’s not graffiti.”