From the Dark, to the Spotlight - Societies Once Vandals, Now Most Admired

With its reputation for spray paint, graffiti, and alternative grunge, urban art was founded on subversion and transgression. This artistic style breaks molds, experiments with form, and even defaces public property. Not all urban art is community-oriented and proudly funded by local organizations and institutions, nor does it intend to be. The rawest forms of street art are spontaneous and thought-provoking, furtively installed during late night or early morning hours, often awaiting the sunrise to gauge a public reaction. For an urban contemporary artist, the city is the canvas, and a wide public of pedestrians are the spectators. Breaking the boundaries of traditional museum and high-end art gallery displays, urban art as a medium is forwardly publicized and seemingly boundless in artistic potential. 

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