Learn about Stencil Art with iMinds insightful audio knowledge series. In any urban setting throughout the world today, you can expect to see examples of stencil art. On street corners, train stations and public toilets the world over stencil art is a favored tool of the graffiti artist. Many consider such imagery urban pollution, the work of mindless vandals. Such attitudes ignore what has fast become one of the most significant artistic and cultural movements of the early 21st century. Stencil Art is no longer the sole domain of the graffiti artist, the aesthetic is now ubiquitous in advertising, the mainstream press, and even on the walls of the world’s most famous galleries.
Although stencil art as a method of graffiti has only risen to mainstream prominence since the start of this century, its roots run much deeper into 20th century street art. Prominent New York street artist John Fekner started working with stencils as early as 1968.
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Whether it’s a weekend craft project with the kids or a subway car underneath the city streets, stencil art has long been a favorite for painters of all backgrounds. With Stencil Art iMinds brings to you a concise and easy to follow history of this particular style of painting by looking at early stencil artists such as John Fekner all the way to contemporary greats like Banksy. Performed by the pleasant and energetic Ellouise Rothwell, this audiobook is a perfect companion for your morning commute, an afternoon jog, or while you’re finishing up the evening chores.
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