An artist digests the food of art and passes the food for thought to the road passers to think and ponder over. Street art is the feast for the eyes when roaming around the streets. Brick and mortar seems to be boring for a life which is refreshing & stressful at different points. For both the reasons we need something more which is discovered as street art.
Street art satiates not only one soul but many. Art work that appears on any public place is called street art. It brings pleasure to us giving a new hope and energy to live. Indian art is alive today with its existence beyond the pre-historic times. Man has expressed himself through carving on stones and metals giving birth to master pieces. The colors to paint were extracted from minerals and you will be surprised to know about the sand painting & coffee painting done with the sand and coffee respectively bestowing a new life by infusing a distinctive aroma in it. The idea is very dazzling to have different colognes on each road. It looks like different musical tunes on each road contributing to the song of life. Paintings are other than carved art which splashes buckets of colors when you move into the street. LED Boards referring to the lights in the street brings a new excitement enthralling all lives. Nature itself becomes the canvas for a soulful artist contributing to the street art. Unlike India, many countries allot a separate budget for street art to make the city beautiful & enchanting. India does not need any budget because street art has pervaded the nation from the ancient times. The traditional temples & other sculptures entertain another wow by the viewers. Around the globe there is a basket of countries which are louder in the street art naming Berlin in Germany, Bristol & London in England, Argentina, Melbourne in Australia, Italy and Paris in France.
Indulgence in the street art is easier but it has three requisites:
” Permission: You cannot paint any of the streets as per your own choice. There are some streets prohibited for such works by government. Therefore whenever you feel like contributing to the street you must take the permission from the ruling authority of the street & then start.
” Artist: An artist can only visualize different arts to be infused in the street. The artistic look has to be given by stones, sculptures, paintings; etc can be judged only by the artist. The medium to exhibit the idea is solely artist’s choice.
” Motivation: Some artists are self driven for the artistry they don’t need any external motivation for street art. Others have innumerable reasons to mark their presence on the street with social issues, protests, festivals, etc. The motivation for an artist can even be to provoke people for a common concern.
Street art can also be viewed other than just a piece of art i.e. the communication vehicle. Passers don’t witness it physically but the art certainly talks to the sub-conscious. The message depicted by the artist gets absorbed deep under the skin stimulating them to act in the required manner. Street art is not just a display rather it talks to each one who passes by it.