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Street Art

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Emma Riley

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Street Art
Artwork from an Artist
David Choe
Blek le Rat (Xavier Prou)
Retna (Marquis Lewis)
Eduardo Kobra
Ash (Victor Ash)
Banksy

Title of Artwork:
Dubai Skateistan
Date it was made?
May 15th 2013
Where it is located?

The Archive at Safa Park in Dubai


David Choe
Blek le Rat (Xavier Prou)
Retna (Marquis Lewis)
Moose (Paul Curtis)
Eduardo Kobra
Ash (Victor Ash)
Banksy
David Choe
Retna (Marquis Lewis)
Moose (Paul Curtis)
Eduardo Kobra
Ash (Victor Ash)
Blek le Rat (Xavier Prou)
Banksy
- Title of artwork?
Untitled
- Date it was made?
Unknown
- Where it is located?
New York City
- Size/dimensions of the work?
160cm x 55cm

- Title of artwork?
King for a day

- Date it was made?
5th march 2012

- Where it is located?
Houston St. NYC

Moose (Paul Curtis)
- Title of artwork?
Reverse Graffiti
- Date it was made?
Unknown
- Where it is located?
The San Francisco’s Broadway tunnel
- Size/dimensions of the work?
Unknown

- Title of artwork?
Unknown
- Date it was made?
JUNE 19, 2012
- Where it is located?
New York City
- Size/dimensions of the work?
Unknown

- Title of artwork?
The Astronaut
- Date it was made?
- Where it is located?
Berlin
- Size/dimensions of the work:
Unknown

- Title of artwork?
Poodle Guard Dog
- Date it was made?
September 7, 2013

- Where it is located?
Shoreditch, London
- Size/dimensions of the work?
Unknown

About the Artist
Although it cannot be completely confirmed as he still remains to be anonymous, Banksy was said to have started his profession as a member of Bristol's DryBreadZ Crew, in 1990. He grew up in Britain, and countless pieces of his work has been identified around the country on walls, bridges and streets, as well as all over the world. Banksy is known for his ironic technique in his art; combining creative skills and stencilling procedures with dark humour and noteworthy sayings and messages. Even though he remains to be anonymous to the public, his art work can still be found today, with his most recent piece being a mural in Park Row, Bristol - above a shop, identified in May 2013.
David Choe began making art after his reckless behaviour of tagging as a teenager, but he later decided he wanted to make it a serious profession. His family is Korean though he was brought up in a Korean town near Los Angeles, America. Choe has become particularly famous for his rustic style artwork, and somewhat “abstract” painting technique. Choe’s last recognised piece of work was back in May 2010, for the Facebook headquarters. Although it was a large project and significant news for the public, he has not been known to create anything since then.


I think David Choe made this piece to show a form of anger or violence. The way the figures appear to be 'escaping' represents a kind of tension that he must have been trying to demonstrate. His aim was to arise questions about the meaning of his work. The way he has highlighted the faces of the characters in red in the piece, has exemplified that they may be experiencing negative emotions: possibly stress, anger or fear.
Although this piece may be small, it seems to give a lot of meaning. The stencil work seems to show the figure running away, possibly from what could be inside the small door. This is demonstrating that Xavier Prou could have been going through some emotions that made him have the want to run away. The way he has kept the piece black has kept his intentions subtle but powerful.
Though their meaning is unknown, it is clear that Marquis Lewis has used a kind of symbol language to create images and a beautiful piece of art. His use of colour is very eye catching and leaves an impression on the viewer. This piece is quite typical of Retna's style, though shows great meaning throughout.
This piece is extremely unique as Paul Curtis has actually used a 'cleaning' technique to create the image he desired. The way he has done this especially contrasts with the 'tree' theme he has done, as it shows how dirty the world has become, highlighted by his 'green' theme. I believe this piece was made with intentions of highlighting the world's pollution issues, but with such subtlety that it may not be obvious at first. His choice of keeping it the natural colour further demonstrates his contentions.
This mural to me has very clear contentions. Eduardo Kobra has demonstrated that love should be broadcasted in bright and bold ways, and that you shouldn't try to hide your true feelings from anybody. His choice of bright and bold colours and shapes has further highlighted his meaning of being 'loud and proud', and purposefully isn't subtle about his art.
This picture by Victor Ash is demonstrating the figure as an outsider or outcast of the rest of society. The way his hand seems to be reaching out also symbolises almost a plea for help, which shows how some people have become lost in this world. The sheer size of this mural is vast, which makes it very eye catching and causes those who see it to stop and appreciate it, which I think is one of the main contentions he had of creating it. The bland colours he has choses help the picture to remain its 'outcast' or 'forgotten' feel to it, as it doesn't have amazing colours, yet it is still appreciated.
Banksy is very ironic and humorous about his art, and this is demonstrated in this picture. The way he has portrayed this picture mocks the guard, as the guard dog is a non threatening poodle. The stencil of the guard symbolizes the law enforcement in a subtle way, therefore mocking them as a whole. The artist most likely had feelings of annoyance to the police force as it is mocking them directly. His choice of colour (black and white), gives the picture a more formal approach, and firther demonstrates the link with the police force.
Even though he was known to be creating art before then, Blek le Rat was particularly big in the 1980’s. He was born and grew up in Paris, and his work remains to be mostly there. Though he remained to be anonymous for a significant period in his career, he was and remains to be a great inspiration for many viewers across the globe. At the beginning of his work he remained with the theme of rats and their freedom, though has branched to different subjects while remaining his rustic urban exterior. He is still creating art today, though he has not been heard of much since his work in 2012.
Retna has been known to be making art for decades, being continuously inspired by lifer itself, as well as language, words and people. He is a local to Los Angeles and his art appears all around the area. Using bright and bold colours, his work gives messages that may not be obvious at first, remaining an abstract style, created from words and symbols. He is still making art today and his most recent piece was in July 2013, in Mexico.
Paul Curtis commenced in his art career in 2000, and has been making incredible and unique work ever since. Moose is British, and his artwork is featured around the country. His style is very unique and original to other artists, as he creates his art by cleaning dirt and grime off surfaces to make images. His is still informally creating art, though hasn’t been heard much of since 2010.
Eduardo Kobra has been making his art for many years. He is from Sao Paulo, Brazil. His work is known for its large and bright mural work that are very eye catching. He continues to be making art today, though he has taken a different path in his work as he is now focused on recreating forgotten cities.
Victor Ash began his career in art in the 1980s, and has transformed his art style over the following years. He is from Paris, France, and his art is featured around the city, as well as the world. His initial work was very tradition, and followed the theme of the average New York style graffiti, but became very unique due to his inspiration from his own experiences. Although he hasn’t been wildly heard of lately, he is said to still be making art today. His most recent work is The Astronaut.
By Emma Riley 9f
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