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URBAN & ICONIC – THE WORLD OF STREET ART GALLERY
5th to 10th SEPTEMBER 2013 at 402 HOXTON ARCHES, CREMER STREET, E2 8HD
Urban Art International and Mitchell Stock Photos presented the Urban & Iconic - The World of Street Art Gallery who are represented some of the most unique Urban Artists on the scene today, such as: Otto Schade, Max Zorn, Tank Petrol, SF80, James Bourbon, Pins, Cityzenkane, Pegasus, Zabou, Mr Cenz, Tizer One and Pins.

 

It was be a multi media extravaganza with stencil art, free hand sprayed art, oil and acrylic and oil art, sculptures and live graffiti in the courtyard out back.

 

A unique show with lots of inspiring art we that we exhibited from artists from the community and the world over as a showcase of where Street Art has come from the streets to the gallery.


Original Artwork, Limited Edition Prints and other art by the Urban Artists.

Cider from Koppaberg and Wine from I Heart Wines.
Live Music from Happenstance and Maya Schenk.

Street art has many forms one of them is graffiti, which in its truest form is illegal art on the side of a building, vehicle, or property not owned by the artist.  They tend to express their political or religious beliefs, to make a statement to others who live in the area (territorial graffiti) or worldwide depending upon the statement and how it has been publicised in the media.

‘Street Art’ is a more recent terminology which was previously called ‘Post-Graffiti’, in this type of art we see sculpture, stencil graffiti, sticker art, wheatpasting, street poster art, video projection, art intervention, guerrilla art, and street installations these tend to distinguish contemporary public-space artwork from graffiti art. 


There have been several arguments about the use of Graffiti/Street Art to promote businesses and the fact that local councils and authorities spend a lot of money to clear up the art work, but this could be turned around as we are seeing with tours of graffiti/street art sites and the brightening up of a part of a city or town that may otherwise look dreary, gloomy and grey and can often add great humour to their art which of course in turn allows the viewer to interact with the art.


The art itself has progressed to astounding levels as you will see from the images below and also seen in the book 'The World of Street Art'.