Purchase Wolf Like Me Original Painting Acrylic on Mixed-Media Reclaimed Wood Panel by Bask graffiti street artist modern pop art.
“The esthetic of my work is similar to the Detroit landscape. The re-purposed nature of my art plays off of panels, wood, signs, that once were proudly displayed. But over the years they stopped serving their intended purpose and thrown out. The inspiration behind the work I made for this show was Detroit's strengths, struggles, and landscape. I took the opportunity to move to Detroit fourteen years ago, but for a number of reasons beyond my control, my stay lasted only 4 years. However, that was long enough for the city to have a profound impact on my work as well as my consciousness towards social and political issues. And even though I haven't called Detroit home in 9 years, the impression it stamped on me is something I hope I never lose. And it was this appreciation for the influence that DETROIT has had on me, that inspired the work I made for the show.” -Bask
Graffiti street pop art, also known as street art, is an urban art form that incorporates a variety of artistic techniques and styles, including original paintings, drawings, and sculptures. This art form typically takes place in public spaces, on walls, sidewalks, and other surfaces, often without permission. Street artists use these mediums to express their creativity, address social and political issues, and engage with the public in unique ways. Original paintings: Original paintings in graffiti street pop art are created using various types of paint and spray paint. They often feature bold colors, strong lines, and iconic images or characters. These paintings are known for their striking visual impact and ability to draw attention to the message or concept being conveyed. Drawings: Drawings are another popular medium in street art, created using pencils, charcoal, markers, and other drawing tools. Artists often create detailed sketches and then transfer them to walls using a grid system or freehand techniques. Some artists choose to create simple black-and-white drawings, while others incorporate vibrant colors and intricate details. Sculpture: Sculpture in graffiti street pop art is a relatively rare but growing aspect of the genre. Artists use various materials such as wood, metal, plaster, and even found objects to create three-dimensional works of art. These sculptures can be standalone pieces or integrated into larger murals and installations. In some cases, artists may create temporary sculptures out of materials like ice or sand. Some well-known artists who have worked with original paintings, drawings, and sculptures in graffiti street pop art include: Banksy: Banksy is an anonymous English street artist known for his satirical and subversive stencil-based works, which often address political and social issues. He has also created sculptures, such as his famous "Girl with a Pierced Eardrum" piece. Shepard Fairey: Fairey is an American graphic artist and street artist known for his iconic "Obey Giant" series and the Barack Obama "Hope" poster. His work often combines elements of paintings and drawings to create striking images. Swoon: Swoon, a pseudonym for the American artist Caledonia Curry, is known for her intricate paper cutouts and wheatpaste installations. She also works with sculpture, creating immersive environments and installations that engage the public. Invader: Invader is a French street artist who creates pixelated, mosaic-style tile installations inspired by the retro video game Space Invaders. His works can be considered a form of sculptural street art. Graffiti street pop art continues to evolve as artists experiment with new techniques and mediums. As original paintings, drawings, and sculptures are increasingly integrated into street art, the genre becomes even more diverse and engaging.