38 Marvellous Graffiti Art And Street Art That Will Blow You Away

38 Marvellous Graffiti Art And Street Art That Will Blow You Away

“People say graffiti is ugly, irresponsible and childish. But that’s only if it’s done properly.”

Banksy, an anonymous English graffiti artist.

To the untrained eye, graffiti is the defacement of public property, the end product of street-yahoos making their names known to anybody who walks by. It is unfocused and sprawling, totally unlike the framed works hung in the gallery two streets across the business district, and it ungraciously demands its audience to acknowledge some unknown figure with a taste for omnipresence.

Graffiti, however, is a largely misunderstood art form, if indeed the people will even accept it as one. What’s important is that toys, writers, taggers, and painters (all argot in the graffiti world) are completely uninvolved with people who’d claim themselves to be recognised as legitimate artists.

Intro graffiti

Graffiti is also criticized for being too hard to understand, but certainly this cannot keep graffiti art from being art anymore than the obscurity of abstract art or Picasso’s cubism prevents either one of those hard to understand art forms from being considered as art. Its shapes, fonts, richness of colours, and the interaction it has with the environment as well as an arrangement of the elements into structures qualify it aesthetically as being art. Here’s 38 handpicked graffiti and street art images that have inspired me, and I would like to share them with you.  Let your eyes feast!

Graffiti And Street Art Images

Cork Graffiti arist, Cork Corp.

Conorharrington Graffiti

Cork Graffiti

Cork Graffiti

Contest graffiti in Cergy during the 100Contest Festival

Keusta 6pack Stack Battle

Eyegasm graffiti

Keusta 6packeye Years

Underground graffiti

Keusta 370 Dirty Underground

Girl running out of the debris

Keusta Streetlife Graffiti Dance Girl

Cute Sponge Bob character graffiti

Spongebob Graffiti

Graffiti art found in Hasselt (Belgium), artist Hertkore

Belgium Hertkore

Gory graffiti at an abandon place in Berlin

Gory Berlin

Russian Dolls

Russia Made In Ussr Graffiti

Russia 27

Russia Graffiti2

Russian graffiti artists da536, from Essentuky town of Russia.

Russia Graffiti2 Da536

Another graffiti from da536.

Russia Graffiti Da536

Bansky graffiti in Bethlehem

Banksy Bethlehem Graffiti

Miss Van’s Graffiti

Barcelona Graffiti

Trees on the background complements street art in the foreground.

Street Graffiti

Graffiti in brighter and colourful shades.

Street Graffiti2

Mirror reflection of car.

Barcelona For Sale Graffiti

Graffiti at Catherine Street near Place des Arts in Montreal.

Montreal Place Des Arts Graffiti

Duesseldorf/Germany

Duesseldorf Germany Graffiti

Colouful graffiti

Graffiti Bright Colours

Ador’s graffiti on a car

Ador Graffiti

Ador’s graffiti

Ador Graffiti2

Cartoon pigeon graffiti in a littered environment.

Barcelona Bird Graffiti

Banksy’s graffiti in London.

Banksy London Graffiti

New York City –  Traffic light in the foreground is camouflaged with the building.

Elizabeth Street NYC Graffiti

Grafffiti in yellow tones

Granada Streetart

Banksy – Hope

Banksy Hope

Banksy – Soldiers

Banksy Soldiers

Graffiti animals – Athens, Greece

Greece Graffiti

Angel – Athens, Greece

Greece Graffiti2

Graffiti for a marketing campaign

NYC Graffiti

Blek’s Graffiti

Blekmyvibe Graffiti

Black and white graffiti in England

UK Graffiti

Graffiti of a Geisha in San Fransico

Sanfransico Graffiti

Street Art at Orlando

Orlando Graffiti

Graffiti art in Liverpool

Liverpool Graffiti

Graffiti-Style Snazzy Art in Cincinnati

Cincinnati Graffiti

As you can see from some of the above images, the recognition of graffiti art or street art as art through social, political, and economic influence of the art world helps to increase the awareness and overall understanding of the art form.  This recognition prevents the sweeping generalisation that all graffiti is vandalism and therefore something that always should be removed.

What’s your thought of graffiti or street art? Have you seen any other cool graffiti or street art?

Charlotte’s interest is in web interface and design as well as motion graphics. Her absorption with her work is mostly due to her attention to detail and passion for the world of design. Winding down after work, which consumes much of her time; she enjoys traveling, exploring new places, gastronomy, and fashion.

Comments

  1. / Reply

    Nice collection, but I don’t see anything from Bristol (Banksy’s hometown) in there. Bristol has some really great graffiti artists with a wide range of styles and techniques. Certainly worth looking at if you like good quality street art. http://www.bristol-street-art.co.uk

      • Terrance,
      • June 25, 2009
      / Reply

      Thanks Justin for the information. We’ll try to feature other quality works or artists from there in the future. Do stay tuned at OXP!

      • Charlotte,
      • June 25, 2009
      / Reply

      Thanks for pointing out. That’s a great site! How can I forget Bristol! Here’s another site: http://bristolgraffiti.wordpress.com/

      • jonathan norman,
      • June 8, 2010
      / Reply

      I am looking for a graffiti artist i live in wv and have a company that employs us veterans to do handyman work and would like to use a box truck to advertise using this forum we would also like to make a statement that is our responsibility to help these men and women get back to work . My company motto is WE honor our veterans by putting them back to work and you to can honer them by putting us to work for you.

  2. / Reply

    The scale and detail and I presume speed of what the artist work at still amazes me. Looks like I need to go to Bristol! Thanks for the info.

  3. / Reply

    Yo
    thx for the link and credit !

    :)

    • Miss HipHop Queen,
    • December 29, 2009
    / Reply

    Loooove the photos posted up here. Makes me want to get out and paint soooo bad.

    If you are interested in other good sites check out http://www.graffiti.org and http://www.anomie1.com

    • Mister blague,
    • April 2, 2010
    / Reply

    C’est un chien qui traversse …et PAf le chien

  4. / Reply

    Yes, Great pictures indeed. If your ever in Bristol be sure to come and check us out

    http://www.threenine.eu/index

    • sHyOne cas,
    • December 11, 2010
    / Reply

    shy1cas…

    • SunSeed,
    • January 6, 2011
    / Reply

    Awsome pic’s, But there is a Graffiti artist missing (I Think) he is German and paints with sharp edges, also awsome work, Thanks Miss HipHop Queen for Links.

  5. / Reply

    Great graffiti art by BASHA.
    Check it out and please link the site.

    Thanks,

    Saifar Nisar

    • Leah Madison,
    • May 13, 2011
    / Reply

    Thanks – there are some amazing graffiti prints here!
    If your’e interested in graffiti prints – please check out Big Street Art Banksy Prints

    Thanks!

  6. / Reply

    sick art the little girl picking her nose is classic :) love it!

    • Gemma,
    • November 6, 2011
    / Reply

    Hi, Ive been looking at these art work pieces and they are brilliant, absolutely amazing, I am looking at using them for part of my university project however, i understand that there are possibly some copyright issues involved. If I could use these pieces that would be of great appreciation.

    Thankyou

  7. / Reply

    nice, but kinda suks.
    neat collec. tho

    • Zoe,
    • November 3, 2012
    / Reply

    I wish I could do graffiti! It’s all so amazing. Stupid laws. Maybe I should break some rules.

    • dominic,
    • May 4, 2013
    / Reply

    hoping to make sme art wid sm gud artist’s..

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