Several years already that street art struggles to renew itself. The majority of artists launched in this movement produce consensual works without any real goal. Mickeys, Donalds, Picsous. No intellectual ambition. The copy of a copy.
Some emerging artists try to go further, but always in the consensus, in the political correctness, it doesn’t matter if they are on the right or on the left of the chessboard. The controversy must be avoided at all costs at the risk of seeing their careers finished.
Others, however talented – and this is the problem – mass-produce copies of Basquiat, of Mondrian, using Name Dropping as a revolutionary technique to propel their art. Needless to say that the seen and seen works: the art lover does not seek to be shocked but convinced.
It therefore seems essential, regardless of one’s political sensitivity, to dig deeper. To affirm an idea other than by the common and literary process, through strong works that will speak to part of the population. Art, even more street art, aims to transcend a feeling of the time. It does not matter if it is biased or not: the emptiness of the artist is not to over-realize reality, but to offer a distorted vision of it which, combined with that of others, will be able to draw a 360° vision and facts of the appropriate time.