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Street art is a powerful, albeit sometimes illegal, creative form of public expression that has been around for centuries. It’s an in-your-face, immediate way for an artist to communicate their thoughts, feelings, and ideas to a wide audience. Street art appears in many forms, from graffiti to murals, and it has become an important part of urban culture. Many cities have dedicated street art areas and competition for wall space in such areas can be intense. One notable example being Wynwood Walls in Miami.  But what exactly defines street art?  THE ORIGINS OF STREET ART Street art has its roots in graffiti, one definition of which being: writing or drawings scribbled, scratched, or sprayed illicitly on a wall or other surface in a public place...

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Acid House movement and its influence on art

The famous 80s sub-genre Acid House, is an iconic style of house music incorporating a deep bassline synthesizer and trancing, hypnotic lyrics. With artists such as Phuture, DJ Pierre and 808 State carving the way for many artists to adopt this psychedelic form of house music.

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Graffiti.. From cave walls to gallery walls

  Since the dawn of human civilisation, forms of graffiti have always taken place. Right from carvings in caves, to Ancient Greek and Romans rebelling and protesting poetry across street walls. Deriving from the Greek word ‘Graafian’ the art form has taken the world by storm and played a crucial role in modern art. During the 60s the rise of the art form started to take off as ‘tags’ became more common in subways and other popular areas of New York. Throughout the early phases of modern graffiti, graffiti artists or ‘taggers’ as they were known as, were typically part of gangs and used tagging as a way to mark out their territory from other rival members. However, during the...

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