Although territorial and rebellious in nature, street art tends to convey a social or political message that provokes discussions and reactions. Street art is often related to activism that raises awareness of pressing social and environmental issues. Street art is visual art created in public places for public visibility. It has been associated with the terms independent art, post-graffiti, neography and guerrilla art.
In an urban context, street art was mainly based on the notion of repetition. Since the impact of messages is only noticeable through the perceptible presence in urban and social environments, graffiti artists try to reproduce their typography or different symbolic expressions over and over again. Some of the first expressions of street art were undoubtedly the graffiti that began to appear on trains, cars and walls. Street artists such as Blek le Rat and Banksy frequently exhibited works on the streets of Melbourne in the 2000s (decade).
Many forms of street art are emerging in Chicago, but some of the most popular artists to be seen everywhere in Chicago are Sentrock, Jc Rivera (The Bear Champ) and Hebru Brantley. Street art demonstrations in Mexico began in the late 80s in Mexico City, inside multifamily buildings in the north of the city and also in the subway. Street art often seeks to provoke thought rather than rejection among the general public by making its purpose more evident than that of graffiti. Although street art may be everywhere in the world, the popularity of its artistic expression is relatively recent.
However, it is argued that most street art is not authorized and, in addition, many artists who have painted without permission have been glorified as legitimate and socially conscious artists. Some link the origins of street art in France to the lyricism of the 1940s and the situationist slogans painted on the walls of Paris starting in the late 1950s. In general, street art can represent an extraordinary hybrid form of artistic expression and could be taking an easy way out. Some of the first expressions of street art were graffiti, which began to appear on the sides of wagons and train walls, and was the work of gangs in the 1920s and 1930s in New York.
Template: This type of street art includes a homemade template, usually a cutout of paper or cardboard, to create an image that can be easily reproduced. Artists from all over California and around the world will paint murals and create street art during a week-long festival. As the 1980s progressed, there was a shift from text-based works of the early decade to visually conceptual street art, such as Hambleton's shadow figures. Paris, France, has an active street art scene that hosts artists such as Space Invader, Jef Aérosol, SP 38 and Zevs.
Some aspects of the desire of the first graffiti artists to create in urban environments still remain in the contemporary artistic expression of street artists around the world. In recent decades, this practice has spread all over the world, often maintaining elements of the American wild style, such as intertwined letter forms and bold colors, but also taking on a local touch, such as street art from Japan inspired by manga.