Street Art from 2008
Street Art from 2008. Here are some happy snaps from the streets, Melbourne’s most famous laneways. You may notice there is some of Banksy work as well, the piece in question actually got buffed in 2010 by the council, even stating it was a terrible mistake. I really wish he would come back and lay down some new paint!
Street art is not what you think! Both the public of Melbourne and now the local councils are starting to view street art in a different way. The various forms Street Art are seen as an art form, whereas tagging is just vandalism.
It’s amazing how fast street art changes, from week to week, month to month, year on year. The changes are only subtle but over time evolving. It’s fantastic to watch the changes and how Artists are coming up with new ideas all the time.
If you were to view these pictures I took in 2008 and then go to the same places today, I really doubt you would see any of this work still around. It is a shame but that is the way street art works.
So for me it feels great to see all the different styles, but also knowing when you take a photo, in a few weeks or months the Art could be gone. You were one of the limited number of people to view the Art, before it disappears for ever.
On a deeper note, street Art also shows the changing face of the world and the views of the people around us. It is often the younger generation who is really in touch with what is happening in the world around us.
The problem is, people don’t listen or want to believe the young generation for various reasons. For me, this is where street art comes into play, making street art a good communication tool.
Street art, it speaks to everyone, is seen by everyone and is currently not part of paid marketing or government propaganda, so it does point out real issues. I hope it does not change and street art remains what it really is, that being Art.
Will you be one of the lucky few? Do you feel the same way about great street Art? Let me know in the comments below 🙂