Although this topic could give birth to another stretched out debate lasting many lifetimes, we’re not going to go there.
By now you’ve probably heard of, or read about some of the thought-provoking artists that exhibit their works around the streets of the world. Does the name Banksy ring any bells?
His work, like many other artists, have generated great hype throughout the masses resulting in a considerable amount of polarized opinions about the legalities of this art form, or whether those artists deserve such acknowledgment in our society.
Moving the seriousness aside, this genre of art has been around for a good while and one thing is for sure, it will continue to pop up and entertain us throughout time.
We have always enjoyed some great street art along with the mysteriousness that it holds.
It really gets your mind ticking sometimes.
Who was it – was it done during the hours of light or dark – what’s the main message the artist is trying to express?
Sadly, much of the work out on the street today just stands quietly in the background, giving a little color to the urban partitions we wander past.
Apart from the special and creative artistry we came across during our daily meandering, we started to notice something else…
Little hiding faces embedding themselves in our everyday environment.
After spotting a few of these disguised impressionists hanging around, we came across more without even searching.
Now, wherever we go, we seem to find these faces in so many objects and structures, it makes you feel like a kid again, seeing these street creatures sitting there with such comic expressions on their faces – happy, confused, gob smacked, you see them all.
It’s also fascinating, that after sighting a few of these guys, your eyes seem to create their own facial recognition system, picking up anything in sight that slightly resembles the shape of two eyes and a mouth.
Don’t worry about looking somewhat wacky when you’re pointing and laughing at the invisible face on a wall downtown.
Many of us wish we could be kids again, one reason being, they can find enjoyment from the tiny things that we now turn a blind eye to, due to being too “grown up”.
So perhaps when you’re next out there, let that youngster’s vision that you once had, resurface. You’ll find some pretty funny stuff, that’s a guarantee.
(photos taken in Amsterdam, Barcelona and New York)