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Street Art Presentation
Transcript of Street Art Presentation
But how does Street Art differ from Graffiti? What is its definition? No one seems able to agree!
Cut your stencil, making sure to leave bridges connecting islands.
Born May 4 1958 in Pennsylvania
From the start of humankind, we have marked walls. A desire to leave some trace of the world around us.
The 1970’s, New York City saw the birth of Street Art seen as a fundamental to hip hop music.
Movies, books and records spread this new culture beyond NYC.
Keith Haring in NYC and Jean-Michel Basquiat (SAMO) in SoHo lead the movement above ground and into galleries.
1981, Xavier Prou (Blek le rat) introduced the stencil technique.
Years later in Bristol, Banksy appeared...
Graffiti where it is not wanted is vandalism
Graffiti were it is permitted and designated is street art
Street art often features images, shapes, and a creative use of colour
Vandalism is just letters that are hard to read which are supposed to spell out someone's name
With vandalism there is no attempt at expression and there is very little, if any, sense of craft
Have you seen ROA's work around Perth?
Was not interested in creating art as he found it all to form
Very influenced in by Pop Artists such as Andy Warhol and Roy Lischtenstein who were considered unconventional artists
Keith started his Street Art career in the 1980's in NYC
He used chalk as it was easily removable
Whimsical and fun designs
Haring created his own visual language and pictographs
Created works relating to social and political influences
Books on Street Art:
The Mammoth Book of Street Art by Jake
Street Art Cookbook by Benke Carlsson and Hop Louie
The Street Art Stencil Book by Onstudio
Follow your handout for more stencil tips!
Be careful to always have your hand behind your blade to avoid painful mistakes.
Spray paint contains harmful chemicals that can affect and cause long term harm to organs such as the eyes, skin, respiratory system, liver and kidneys to name a few.
Short term effects include: nausea, headaches, irritation to the nose, throat and eyes and loss of coordination.
Personal protective equipment (PPE) MUST be worn at all times to avoid damage to yourself and others.
As a rule always use spray paint in extremely well ventilated areas.
Comic Life - used to create handout