|Street Art, London|
Looking back at my travel photos, I realized that I had compiled quite a collection of street art photos from the various countries that I had visited. Some might wonder why the obsession with street art? Well, I am not so sure myself. Ever since my husband and I moved to Europe and started travelling more, our travel goals seemed to have evolved into one that allows us to see the unique parts of our travel destinations and street art seems to fit that bill! We would still make it a point to visit the main tourist attraction sites whenever we travel to a new place but we would be constantly on the lookout for unique street art along the way.
|Street Art, Paris|
As mentioned in my earlier post, I do feel that art and travel goes hand in hand and I personally feel that it is even so for street art. Most of us travel to venture out of our comfort zone, to explore and discover new things that cannot be found in our homeland. However, now with globalization, we can easily see the outside world from the photos and videos posted on social media without even the need to step out of our house. To me, it would be quite meaningless to travel all the way to another country just to see things that appeared exactly the same as the photos seen on the various social media. Street art, on the other hand, adds color and vibrancy to a place. Furthermore, a new piece of street art can be easily painted over an existing one, which thus allows for the injection of a whole new outlook and new elements of surprises to the same region! It is this form of fluidity that motivates me and my husband to travel more!
|Street Art, Singapore|
We had noted the transition of the haphazard graffiti into beautiful art murals in the many places that we had visited. Today, street art is still a rather controversial issue with some countries becoming more open to it and letting these form of art create a more lively and colorful outlook to the region while others still frowns upon it and view them as a form of vandalism. Regardless of how the world see street art, my husband and I just purely treat them as art pieces and as a way to better understand what the locals are trying to express in a rather creative format. As an amateur painter, I also find inspirations from these various street art and I always find myself having the burning desire to pick up my painting brush after coming across some interesting art on the streets!
There are certainly many more gorgeous art pieces waiting to be discovered and it is my greatest wish to be able to find them while travelling to the different corners of the World! With that, I would like to end off this “Art of Travels” series with some of my most valued street art photos that I had taken so far. Hope that you have enjoyed this series thus far and feel free to share with us your thoughts on this topic! Cheers :)