Street art is one of the most popular genres of art; it has been around for decades now. It has been there long enough for artists to emerge and influence the overall genre. It is an original, type of art only found in the streets. Most people do not recognize street art as artwork, several people relating it to vandalism. Street art includes graffiti artwork, sticker art and street poster. The artist normally attempts to leave some kind of message, for example, emotional feelings or political issues. These expressions are exposed in the streets so that everyone can evaluate and enjoy them, hence the name street art.
One of the active street art artists in the year 2005 was Magda Sayeg, from Houston. She was an original yarnbomber, even though she was not the first artist to knit. Yarnbombing started in the year 2005, thereafter the practice spread throughout the world, inspiring countless artists and crafters to use yarn outdoors. There have been several critics of yarnbombing over the past years, but it is hard to deny the influence Sayeg had over street art.
Thierry Guetta goes by the name Mr. Brainwash, a French artist from Paris who has been active since 2006 to date. Love him or hate him, Mr. brainwash has an undeniably strong influence on street art. Unlike many street artists who started from humble beginnings, Mr. Brainwash career as a street artist was jump-started by the support of his cousins who were superstars namely Invader, Shepherd Fairey, and Bansky. Most people keep laughing at the hollowness of his artwork. He has had a powerful, yet a very negative influence on street art. He has been relying completely on his assistants to do all hard work when creating a masterpiece. Thereafter collectors have been paying huge sums of money for what is often terrible and obviously over hyped artwork.
Bartlett, Ed. Street Art. , 2016. Internet resource.