By T-Boye Doe, Contributing Writer
T-Boye Doe is a new contributing writer for Community Arts NYC. T-Boye Doe is a thirty-something year old independent film-maker from Brooklyn, New York, and is one of our New York based writers. Check out his introductory post here.
When you hear the term “Street Art,” what comes to mind? A palette of obscure images plastered on industrial areas and working class neighborhoods- showcasing different pictures of skewed cartoon-like characters mixed with objects such as a fork, skull, knife, etc. As well as indecent photography that bends the aspect of morality. That metaphorically cannot be explained, but can be championed as something innovative and different.
Street artists have been called vandals by corporations and governmental officials who view their art as “offensive ,crude & ignorant” for defacing public property. While loyal connoisseurs of art called this avant-garde’s “The Next Wave of Picasso’s , Van Gogh’s & Freda’s” it is obviously changing the landing of the form of artistry forever.
From street artists including Banksy, Basquiat, etc, their contributions have made a cultural impact to aspiring young painters, who have used their talents to spread their unique art to the world. Whether their art is used for political/social values ( Favianna Rodriguez) , on architectural landscapes ( KYLE HUGHES-ODGERS ) , doing for a righteous cause (WK) or displaying their art for advertisement (INNERFIELDS). The offsprings of Street Art are keeping the banner standing strong for the next generation to push the envelope of creative evolution.