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Creating Art In The Streets: Which Kind To Go For?

Updated: Feb 8, 2021

The Ways Of Street Art & Graffiti In A Modernly Distinct World

by Toni Cuboliquido

Have you ever paused and felt the strong presence of urban art? It is something our senses absorb consistently. Whether just a glimpse or a larger moment of appreciative observation, it is undeniable that urban art plays an indispensable role in the mood and atmosphere of a space. So what exactly is behind the making of such captivating, enormous crafts? Sculptures, installations, 3D pavement art, commission murals... You name it! To achieve a better understanding of this ever evolving, multifaceted world, there are a few concepts to first become familiar with. Let’s embark into their definitions, the various artistic techniques and materials that can be applied to each modality, as well as the effect of environmental engagement. We will cover all the services Add More Colors can offer and acquaint you with how we make all of this a smooth course of action. Street Art or Graffiti - What is the difference?

by Ruben Poncia

Yes, there is a difference! Let's get to the proper definitions. As we cover in our latest article ‘’Graffiti and Its Evolution’’ , this form of expression used to be, to most of its entirety, an illegal act seen as unharmonious and aesthetically disturbing. Now, things have changed into what is perceived as an admirable addition to the streets. Same thing goes for street art! The key in distinguishing the two modalities lies in the observation of the used techniques. Graffiti tends to be characterised by spray painted lettering, not typically learned from an academic perspective. Street art commissions, however, encompass other methods and materials, such as wheat paste, brushes, stencils, etc., possibly incorporating traditional art methods.

Artistic Techniques: Wheat Paste

A wheat paste collage is a less time consuming technique utilizing printed posters. It holds precision despite its efficiency against the clock. It’s fast, detailed, and can also be integrated into painted murals. The outcome is rich in layers and textures! Artistic Techniques: Stencil Art Stencil is a straightforward technique resulting in very clear designs, seen as quite likeable by the general public. This makes it a great candidate for street art, whether on its own or combined with other modalities. Environmentally Sustainable Art! What better way for creativity to flourish, than doing so in coherent harmony with planet Earth? Our artists can find ways to create with the use of fully sustainable, natural materials, leaving no trace of harm or interference with the natural world. It is not only a graceful act towards our Planet, but also an excellent reminder of how inseparable we are from nature itself. Does that resonate with your vision? Then environmentally friendly street art might be the way to go! Whether for permanent or temporary installations, the creative possibilities are infinite. Environmental Engagement Another way street art makes itself shine is through the direct engagement with the surrounding environment. In other words, creatively transforming what is around to become an integrative part of the masterpiece itself. Artists may completely modify random objects, making use of their forms to contour into creation an entirely new definition. There are countless ways in which this can be easily accomplished. For instance, incorporating existing trees or plants into a mural painting! We Design For Any Space Or Situation

Gorestyle at Betting Connections

To put it simple, we can use our expertise and adapt our creativity to any given space. If so desired, we may provide street art for indoor offices, businesses, houses, or any kind of interior space. We can create installations that are either temporary or permanent, of any size you possibly can dream of. For instance, you may be interested in a street art installation for a music festival, corporate event, or public gathering. It is all most certainly achievable; we shape your vision into reality. Street Art and Graffiti: Deeper Into Their Roots Let’s rewind and discover in more depth what lies under the tip of the iceberg. As we mention above, the main characterising aspect of graffiti tends to be a more lettering focused technique, repetitively bending words to clearly convey its contorted writing trait. Giving little to no value to a background or characters, graffiti became, in its unvaried definition, consequently less appreciated by the public. Furthermore, writers faced a rather risk involved approach, creating everything there and then, in a rushed, less detailed manner. This lack of acceptance and rebellious attitude certainly brings a reasonable amount of pressure to the life of the artist, linking it to paranoia, violence and often sadly, a broken heart. The victories were felt only briefly, not equally balancing to the enormous sacrifice they would have to undergo. From a contrasting standpoint, the works of wheat paste and stenciled pieces were significantly well appreciated by the audience, as this kind of art portrays much more easily relatable content. Street art works were typically prepared previously at another location, then applied conveniently to the desired destination. Graffiti arts surely hold a sense of integrity, however also a burden of broken souls. The constant heavy caring of unpleasant consequences is much to demand from a purely artistic heart. Recognition within the graffiti community does not necessarily translate to success in the artistic industry. There is simply not much credit to be taken. As a result, the birth of a new movement came to shine. Post-Graffiti Movement The uprising movement of post-graffiti shows the natural gesture of evolution in action; a new paradigm has come into play, inspiring artists to redefine their artistic characteristics and go beyond a simplified lettering technique. Still, this movement is to be attentively distinguished from the ‘street art’ category. When communicating with artists, mislabeling the modalities is not usually taken lightly. It is important we paint the full picture, so to speak, recognizing the differences between each path taken, and giving appreciative value to all of the authenticities in this multifaceted realm. The Societal Integration Of Street Art And Graffiti Ever heard of Banksy, Keith Haring, or maybe Shepard Fairey? Coming closer to a conclusion, there is indeed a great selection of street and graffiti artists who have become a beloved part of our modernly distinct world. Today we see many creative minds who stem from this background, all presently standing out in art galleries as some of the most well known figures in contemporary art. Transcending the past lack of recognition, the aforementioned artists now sell for millions at auction houses. Other famous graffiti artists who are now successfully in the spotlight are: Barry McGee, Jose Parla, Retna and OsGemeos. How Add More Colors Makes It Happen

by Tim Timmey i Helsinborg

When it comes to creating street art commissions, we make sure everything falls into place harmoniously. We leave no trace other than the art itself, with respect and consideration to all decision makers of the process. Our best efforts are put into a smooth, legal approach, in which the goals of the client are met with precision. We also offer video services to capture the unfolding of your masterpiece! See how the artist brings it all into life, allowing for a deeper understanding of this creative process. In the end, it’s all about telling a story. What story do you want to tell?

By Julia Arguello Busch


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