ISSUE #59


STREET ART LONDON
NAPOLEON & STREET ART
GRAFFITI LETTERS

BRUSK
DEIH
PEETA
SWOON
FRANCISCO BOSOLETTI
WISETWO

ISSUE #58


STREET ART MADRID
STRAAT AMSTERDAM
STREET ART & POSTERS

OKUDA
SAYPE
ASTRO
GUILIO VESPRINI
ROUGE HARTLEY
BOB TONIC

 

 

 

 

 

ISSUE #57


STREET ART NEW DEHLI
TRANSITION ABBEVILLE
DESTINATION STREET ART

JACQUES VILLEGLE
GONZALO BORONDO
WILD DRAWING
CLAUDIO ETHOS
DULK
BOUDA

ISSUE #56


STREET ART MONTREAL
STREET ART CITY
COMICS & GRAFFITI

NYCHOS
LEON KEER
MATEO
LOR-K
BK FOXX
MIKAEL B

From Street Art…
… to Urban Contemporary Art

From the letter to the spirit of Street Art

EDITO #59 | October – November 2021

Urban Art has landed on its feet. Festivals, murals, and solo shows are back on! But what purpose is Urban Art pursuing now?
Spirit of Street Art, are you here?
Through the letters, scattered words, and biting sentences they disseminate on the walls of our towns, urban artists shout political and poetical statements using sometimes sophisticated, sometimes brute designs that all seem to emphasise the importance of conveying a message. In this issue, we add our contribution to the endless debate about form and content, meaning and aestheticism, especially through the The City Spelled Out focus and the NEON inaugural exhibition in Athens, which shed light on the lettering works that increasingly shape our urban life in times of doubt.
Then, we will leave Athens for London, where the public space (walls, passageways, subways, etc.) has become a land of conquest and ephemeral artistic and political expression with various cultural influences. In order to last, murals are becoming institutionalised and transforming the city.
A bit like what Napoleon Bonaparte did. This issue will also explore the possible parallels between the French Emperor and the Street Art movement on the occasion of the masterful appropriations of Jacques- Louis David’s Napoleon Crossing the Alps by Banksy and Tristan Eaton.
There are, though, many other sources of inspiration and regeneration that fuel Street Art: WiseTwo draws from local traditions, and Francisco Bosoletti from romanticism and Renaissance art, while Swoon resurrects the ghosts of her past and ventures into the realm of new media. Peeta likes to trick our visual perception using geometry, while DEIH and Brusk build fantastic worlds that follow their own self-generated rules.
And don’t forget: the 2021 edition of the Urban Contemporary Art Guide will be released on 15 October, putting the spotlight on 50 talented artists and 12 Murals of the Month.

Spirit of Street Art, you are here!

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