Street Art Gallery #1

Sacha Mlynek May 26, 2014 1

In the past, street art was often categorized as “anti-establishment” or “lowbrow.” In recent years, though, the pendulum of public opinion has swung dramatically in the other direction. Today, it’s common for street art to feature in major art surveys the world over. Whatever your opinion, one thing remains certain: street art is transient.

While we’ve been covering graffiti-inspired works the world over in places like Melbourne, Berlin, London, Oaxaca, and Valparaiso, there’s no guarantee that what we’ve got catalogued here on the Looptail even still exist. Much like travelling, street art has the ability to make us ask questions about permanence, inspiration, and what matters most in the places we find ourselves standing.

Here’s a round-up of the best works we’ve discovered so far.

Melbourne. Stencil art and Hosier Lane

Photo by Kristina Alana.

Photo by Kristina Alana.

Photo by Kristina Alana.

Photo by Kristina Alana.

Berlin. Sometimes commissioned. Sometimes illegal.

Floating Astronaut by Victor Ash, Kreuzberg. Photo by Uncornered Market.

Floating Astronaut by Victor Ash, Kreuzberg. Photo by Uncornered Market.

Sometimes rules are meant to be broken. Layers, a wall of visual inspiration in Friedrichshain. Photo by Uncornered Market.

Layers, a wall of visual inspiration in Friedrichshain. Photo by Uncornered Market.

London. An open-air gallery.

Beautifully detailed faces near Brick Lane. Photo by K Meresz.

Beautifully detailed faces near Brick Lane. Photo by K Meresz.

The work of Belgian artist ROA can be found in London as well as many other cities in Europe and the United States.

The work of Belgian artist ROA. Photo by K Meresz.

Oaxaca. A Revolutionary Expression

“The Brave New World.” Photo by Uncornered Market.

“The Brave New World.” Photo by Uncornered Market.

"Dia de los Muertos" (Day of the Dead). Photo by Uncornered Market.

“Dia de los Muertos” (Day of the Dead). Photo by Uncornered Market.

Valparaiso, Chile. Finding its way through urban revival

Bird designs. Photo by Uncornered Market.

Bird designs. Photo by Uncornered Market.

A commentary on tourism and photography. Photo by Uncornered Market.

A commentary on tourism and photography. Photo by Uncornered Market.


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  1. Sprayartist July 17, 2014 at 9:10 pm - Reply

    what a nice set of paintings. I like specially the rabbit. it looks like a banksy rat

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