I don't know what it is that appeals to me about street art, perhaps that the good stuff is quite imaginative; that it makes you think; that it can make you sad, happy, depressed, stirred; that it is free art of the people, by the people for the people. Street art and public installation art can turn grey, uninspiring walls and barricades into delightful commentaries.
The funny thing is that I don't see much of the imaginative, better quality street art in my area, it's mostly just tags and graffiti. There is some in Newtown and Erskineville, and some in Ashfield (the latter professionally done, pretty picture style, so that it diminishes in comparison to the urban guerilla street artists). Not all street art is by Banksy, nor is it all whimsical or angry messages pointing out what is wrong with society.
Whatever the reasons, I like it . . .
A simple, not so subtle message that contains a lot of truth and wealth of meaning,
I love this one and the technique. . .
“Graffiti is one of the few tools you have if you have almost nothing. And even if you don't come up with a picture to cure world poverty you can make someone smile while they're having a piss.”