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Street art.. most beautiful decoration on the common alleys, concrete buildings, river bridges, railway stations, trains… And it can be found all over the world. Street art comes in varying shapes and forms, from sculptures to“yarn bombing”,  and contains everything from graffiti fonts family to windows display and far more.

Here follows part 6 of the most popular graffiti around the globe:

26. Slinkachu

Using characters from model train sets, Slinkachu’s Little People Project is a mixture of street art and photography. If you’ve had the pleasure of stumbling upon one of his odd little creations, you’ll appreciate his humour and childlike imagination.

Slinkachu says that the titles he gives to each scene, “aims to reflect the loneliness and melancholy of living in a big city, almost being lost and overwhelmed”.

Slinkachu’s Little People Project combines street art and photography

27. Joshua Allen Harris

Now primarily a photographer, back in 2008 Harris caused a stir with his Inflatable Bag Monster project. The artist created creatures using disregarded plastic bags and attached them to subway grates around New York, ready to be inflated into life by gusts of air from passing trains. Some of the pieces had an environmental angle, such as the plastic polar bear, which deflated to its death to offer a strong message about global warming and the effects it continues to have on the world we live in.

28. Banksy

The best-known street artist across the world, Banksy’s challenging, contrary and thought-provoking, stencil-based art has made a huge impact on both high and low culture. In recent years he’s branched out with more ambitious projects including a hotel in Bethlehem and a theme park in Weston-Super-Mare, but his politically charged stencil artwork continues to make an stir wherever it appears.

Hailing from Bristol, UK, the artist keeps his identity a secret. Some claim he has a team of people working on each creation while others believe he still works alone. Whatever the case, his art remains as impactful as ever. 

Banksy’s stencils often tackle political issues – this work in Paris comments on the treatment of refugees

29. Pavel Puhov

Known as the ‘Russian Banksy’, street artist Pavel Puhov (aka Pavel 183 or P-183), has been cooking up a political storm in his native country for over a decade. Like Banksy, the artist’s identity is unknown, adding to the mystique surrounding him.

The Moscow-based graffiti artist’s creations often have a strong political stance. Some have included paintings of riot police, civilian protesters and even a reimagined painting of National Geographic’s infamous Afghan girl photo. Placing his art in very public locations, such as subway doors, makes certain that it’s not ignored.

Puhov is sometimes called the ‘Russian Banksy’

30. Jan Vormann

A German native, Jan Vormann spent three years travelling the world, ‘repairing’ crumbling and disregarded buildings with his brightly coloured version of Polyfilla. The venture had humble beginnings, starting out in a small art fair in Rome before moving onto bigger ventures. He has even filled the holes of buildings in Berlin that had been damaged by guns during the second World War.

Jan Vormann ‘repairs’ old buildings with brightly coloured blocks

To be continued..

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