Making their statements on the walls of the world’s major cities, these emerging artists are also making their way to the forefront of an increasingly crowded genre.
As street artists move from the fringe to the mainstream, it’s hard to know who is a true talent and who’s just a flash in the pan. Filled with stunning photography and portraits of each artist, this book identifies twenty rising stars whose imaginative and technically brilliant works are bringing them to the forefront of the genre.
Each artist is profiled in multiple-page spreads that include background texts, portraits, and a sampling of their work. Included here are London-based artist Ben Slow, whose black ink and deeply expressive faces grace a number of buildings in the UK capital; Parisian artist Ardif, whose hybrid creatures merge machines with nature; Inti, who uses large, vividly colored murals to critique modern Chilean society; and American Vince Ballentine, whose technique combines elements of rap and hip hop.
Whether rebelling against the establishment or bringing communities together; highlighting important issues or expressing a unique creative vision; these artists are living proof of street art’s lasting influence, infinite adaptability, and remarkable diversity.
About the Author
ALESSANDRA MATTANZA is the author of Women Street Artists and Banksy, both published by Prestel.