The following featured page is inspired by the documentary “Exit Through the Gift Shop”. Here you will see Street Art / Graffiti and be introduced to the major players of the Street Art scene. I have includes picture from Banksy, Mr Brainwash, Invader, Shepard Fairey and Edgar Muller who does 3D street art.
To read a review of the movie “Exit Through the Gift Shop” please click here.
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, stencil graffiti, sticker art, wheatpasting and street poster art, video projection, art intervention, guerrilla art, flash mobbing and street installations”(Wikipedia)
|Mr. Brainwash Invader Shepard Fairey Banksy Edgar Muller|
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Mr. Brainwash (“MBW”) is a pseudonym for Thierry Guetta in the film Exit Through the Gift Shop, directed by Banksy. Guetta is presented in the 2010 film as a French citizen who now lives in Los Angeles, having been a proprietor of a clothing store and videographer who evolved into a street artist and gallery artist, influenced by the street artists he documented through video over the years. According to the film, Guetta was first introduced to street art by his cousin, the French street artist, Invader. The film includes authentic documentation of Space Invader, Shepard Fairey, Banksy and other well-known street artists at work on the streets, and is directed by Banksy with significant participation from Fairey…read more
Invader (born 1969) is a French urban artist who pastes up characters from and inspired by the Space Invaders game, made up of small coloured square tiles that form a mosaic. He does this in cities across the world, then documents this as an “Invasion”, with books and maps of where to find each invader.
Invader started this project in 1998 with the invasion of Paris – the city where he lives and the most invaded city to date – and then spread the invasion to 31 other cities in France (such as Montpellier, Marseille, Avignon, Rennes, Bordeaux, Lille, or Bastia…). London, Cologne, Geneva, Newcastle, Rome, Berlin, Lausanne, Barcelona, Bonn, Ljubljana, Vienna, Graz, Amsterdam, Bilbao, Manchester, Darlington are among the 22 other European cities which have been invaded…read more
Frank Shepard Fairey (born February 15, 1970) is an American contemporary artist, graphic designer, and illustrator who emerged from the skateboarding scene. He first became known for his “André the Giant Has a Posse” (…OBEY…) sticker campaign, in which he appropriated images from the comedic supermarket tabloid Weekly World News.
His work became more widely known in the 2008 U.S. presidential election, specifically his Barack Obama “Hope” poster. The Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston calls him one of today’s best known and most influential street artists. His work is included in the collections at The Smithsonian, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, and the Victoria and Albert Museum in London…read more
Banksy is a pseudonymous England based graffiti artist, political activist, film director and painter. His satirical street art and subversive epigrams combine irreverent dark humour with graffiti done in a distinctive stencilling technique. Such artistic works of political and social commentary have been featured on streets, walls, and bridges of cities throughout the world…read more. – Click here to see additional Banksy Images and information.
Edgar Müller (1968, Mülheim, Ruhr, Germany, often transliterated Mueller) is, “one of the world’s top 3-D illusionist street painters”, he is, “one of the best known street painters in the world thanks to his YouTube videos”, and has been featured as “Maestro Madonnaro” at the Sarasota Chalk Festival.
At the Avenida de Colores, Inc. Müller created a 100′ x 40′ 3-D street painting that is the first known contemporary street painting that metamorphosed from one image to another with the change from day to night because the painter used photo luminescent paints…read more
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