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The New Revolution: Street Art

Stop by and check out Brightons fantastic street art scene as part of my new monthly series!

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Every month I’ll be bringing you a new exciting look at many different types pf art. Where better to start? Street art is becoming bigger by the day. It is slowly becoming recognised as a true art form, which has a huge cult following. Street art has been boosted by people like Banksy, with his clever and interesting take on social situations and political affairs. Brighton first commissioned public art in 1992, and it has played a huge part of the city’s make up since then.

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It is almost impossible to walk down a single street in Brighton without spotting one of the bright, funky designs. Almost every has an electrical box that has been designed and redesigned many times.

No city has more love for street art than Brighton, and this will give you a quick look at one of Brightons street art hot spots – Kensington Street. The whole of this street is filled with interesting, bold designs.

The street art that you see along Kensington street is a fine example of how Brighton utilizes street art and brings artists, residents and visitors together. Some of the art there is still from the initial 2006 project which aimed to bring artists together and create a large scale piece of work that would help prevent the antisocial behaviour.

One of the highlights of these skilled designs is the Run DMC mural which features a giant chessboard created by well known British street artists Odisy and Aroe.

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There are many reasons to visit Brighton, and the street art is definitely a good one! Stop by and check out the whole album.

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