Anti-establishment principles allow street artists to put their work anywhere they like. They know it doesn't hurt anyone, and if their talent is good then it doesn't damage the culture either. Permission aside, all kinds of works turn up everywhere around the world. Perhaps the quick and easy scrawls we are used to are there simply because the artist hasn't the courage to stand in a place and paint it proficiently when there are police officers and do-gooder citizens all too eager to report them. True, if you choose to exhibit a mural on private property without permission then you're breaking all kinds of useful laws but what about public property? Maybe local authorities should be more willing to hand over permission slips to those who demonstrate a worthy hand. It seems this is the case in Argentina, as this South American nation boasts some of the best street artists on the planet.
Here are some amazing examples of Argentina's street art talent:
Jaz – Since starting out in the 90s, Jaz has quickly become one of the countries most well-known urban artists.
Martin Ron - Known for realistic and larger than life murals in Buenos Aires, he also attends competitions and festivals around the globe,
Ever - A secretive urban artist known for large murals on high visibility walls
Elian Chali - Famous for simplicity and striking primary colours in geometric shapes and patterns
Pastel - This architecture graduate is known for telling lost stories through symbolism and design
Milu Correch - An urban mural artist and national provocateur, she is known for aesthetically pleasing and divisive murals
Animalitoland - This professional graphic designer has created an alternative universe for herself and the citizens of Buenos Aires.
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