Street art: power, no fear of expressing thoughts, rebellion. When people mention “street art” they usually think of spray-paint art, graffiti on public walls, or stencilling.
I picked some works of art after my visit to Herbert museum, which, I must admit, gave me a small feeling of freedom. Surrounded by millions of opinions that emerged from the prints, I had the impression I was walking with the actual authors. They all screamed for attention and each and everyone in part had something to show, a story to tell.
One of my favorite was the one with “Free Gaza”, an outstanding piece of art, full of colour and energy.
It doesn’t need a description, the power of expression being strong enough to draw attention on the problems in Gaza and the urgent need of breaking the siege. It uses a combination of colors that make the viewer want to react, contribute in resolving the issue.
Another great work is the following:
When you first see it, it gives you the sensation you are on the streets, mainly because of the paint that intentionally is coursing down from the art work on the museum’s floor, that way, us being involved in the making, being the main witnesses. “DO NOT obey the rules!” indirectly this form of art tells us, “NOT even here!” .
Walking through that “jungle of colors” and trying to keep up with what everything around me has “to say”, I’ve noticed some interesting exhibits:
All in all, “Street art” covers a variety of subjects, from simple ones inspired by our daily routine, to more complex and captivating matters, such as the fight for freedom (Gaza).
It invites the viewer to take a closer look at the real world, to seek beyond the obvious and dares him to stand up for his believes in spite of the numerous fences our society raises.
So, I dare you all to visit the Herbert Museum and to see for yourself what these talented artists have to offer!