Streetart and Graffiti Exhibition @ villa des arts Chania
18th of feb 2017 till 18th of April 2017
Street art is visual art created in public locations, usually unsanctioned artwork executed outside of the context of traditional art venues. The term gained popularity during the graffiti art boom of the early 1980s and continues to be applied to subsequent incarnations. Stencil graffiti, wheatpasted poster art or sticker art, and street installation or sculpture are common forms of modern street art. Video projection, yarn bombing and Lock On sculpture became popularized at the turn of the 21st century.
The terms “urban art”, “guerrilla art”, “post-graffiti” and “neo-graffiti” are also sometimes used when referring to artwork created in these contexts. Traditional spray-painted graffiti artwork itself is often included in this category, excluding territorial graffiti or pure vandalism.
Street art is often motivated by a preference on the part of the artist to communicate directly with the public at large, free from perceived confines of the formal art world. Street artists sometimes present socially relevant content infused with esthetic value, to attract attention to a cause or as a form of “art provocation”.[
Street artists often travel between countries to spread their designs. Some artists have gained cult-followings, media and art world attention, and have gone on to work commercially in the styles which made their work known on the streets.
““People say graffiti is ugly, irresponsible and childish... but that's only if it's done properly.”Banksy, Wall and PieceArtist
““Speak softly, but carry a big can of paint.”Banksy, Wall and PieceArtist
Onemizer – Paris
Post Graffiti Artist
Onemizer tried, as a little boy, his hand at painting in the Nineties in Africa, where he spent most of his youth and where he got his first glimpse and introduction to watercolours.
After he arrived in Paris in 2006, this passion encourages him to study Art at MJM Graphic Design school. However he quickly felt his creativity was being trapped and frustrated and therefore decided to pursue his training as an autodidact.
He then met several graffiti artists who helped him discover and fully grasp the depth and the power of street art. He thus found his biggest source of inspiration wandering through waste grounds far away from prying eyes.
MIZER now feels more than ready to usher you into his universe thanks to his numerous exhibitions where he puts on display his very own portraits of famous personalities who made mark on history, through the lens of his art. Indeed, the visual impact and the clash of colours render his paintings all the more original and intriguing. He chose his name MIZER, because the letters inspired him a lot when he went painting on the streets.