I’ve had a deep fascination with urban art since I first noticed some tasteful graffiti in high school. It immediately struck me as artwork rather than vandalism. From my perspective, it added value to the surroundings rather than degrading it. I started to learn about popular urban artist like Shepard Fairey and even had the chance to meet a local street artist who was doing a series of posters around San Diego. I’ve been hooked ever since.
This can be a sensitive subject for some folks, being that a lot of urban art is executed illegally. Whether you think it’s right or wrong, you’ve got to admit there are some intensely creative artist within this sub-culture. Here are 7 amazing pieces of art that might just make you wish you were an urban artist (in no particular order).