It’s a bit of a contradiction, but the term “cool” has become so synonymous with street art in Ireland, the US and elsewhere, that some people wonder why it’s not used more often.
The answer, as it turns out, is a mix of two things.
Firstly, street art is often not that different from street art at all.
While it can be both, it’s usually about how it looks.
Secondly, cool street artists tend to be more adventurous, so are more likely to push boundaries.
The result, as we shall see, is that street art can be much more than a gimmick.
It can be a creative outlet for people who want to make something different out of the everyday.
Street art is a way of making art, and people love making art and being inspired by it.
So it’s no wonder it has become such a big part of the culture.
Weighing in on the subject, Professor Brendan MacKenzie, a lecturer in Art History at Trinity College Dublin, explains why this is the case.
“I think the term ‘cool’ has become the umbrella term for street art as a whole,” he says.
“There’s a certain kind of aesthetic that goes with street work that’s quite distinct from that which you might expect from street artists.
It’s not a uniform aesthetic, it is not about the same things.”
A cool street artist’s art is not simply a simple re-enactment of a specific image, but a combination of a range of styles and mediums, which are more varied in how they convey the same message.
It might be painted over a large part of a building or covered in graffiti.
Or it might have a different theme to the rest of the work.
“The street art has become this amalgam of a variety of styles, in a way,” MacKellen explains.
“It’s not just the traditional street art that’s been there, but also a whole range of different kinds of street art.”
The most popular street art styles Today, there are many different styles of street arts.
The most prominent of these is the “cool street”, which is popular among young urban art enthusiasts, and which is often depicted as “bubbly, bright, colourful, high-contrast and playful”.
A lot of the styles are inspired by street art by the likes of Dali, Banksy, Kandinsky, and the late Frank Gehry.
Another popular style, which is less often discussed, is the more traditional “bendy-curvy” style, popular among artists of the 1960s, 70s and 80s.
“In many of these styles, you have very detailed, repetitive, geometric and sculptural patterns,” Mac Kellen explains, “which are the very things that street artists are interested in.”
Street art’s “bends” are usually geometric and intricate, with lines and shapes to balance out the colour and contrast.
The work is often covered in textiles or other materials to make it more accessible to the viewer.
The artist’s choice of material often reflects the way he or she wants the street art to look.
“What is a good material for a street art?”
Mac Kenzie asks.
“That depends a lot on the individual street artist.”
In Ireland, street artists work in all different styles, but most prefer the style known as “straight line”.
“The straight line is what I’d like to call the style of street work I’ve always done,” says Mac Kenna.
“We all have a preference, and I think that’s a good thing.”
The street art world is very diverse.
While many artists focus on street art’s history, Mac Kennys own work has a strong history, dating back to when he was working in the city of Limerick, and to when his father was a painter.
Mac Kannes father was inspired by the work of his great-grandfather, William MacKenna, and was influenced by his father’s work.
William Mac Knaes works have been shown around the world, including the Tate Modern in London, and he has won awards in the UK for his work.
MacKennys father also created the iconic black and white print “The Black Cat”, which was created to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Limoges.
Mac Kennyes artwork is often accompanied by other street art works that are much more contemporary.
“My father’s paintings were not created by anyone else, but they were done by a group of friends,” Mac Kenny says.
These are usually drawn by people who are also street artists, and they often have more formal styles.
“But we’re talking about street art here, these are not art objects.
They’re about life and love, and that’s what’s important.”
Street artists can also create their own street art using a variety and different methods.
Mac Kilnane, a street artist based