Street art has become a big influence in the art world. I have to be honest that I’m not too keen on all of it, like murals recently commissioned by Justin Bieber, for instance. However, I have been following it and what I’ve posted on this blog via street art and graffiti art posts, I think shows some of the best artistic talent, at least that I’m aware.
I haven’t seen all that much in the Asian countries except for recently when I discovered Pow Wow in Japan and I was very impressed.
Pow Wow is an annual art festival of well-known street artists painting large-scale murals that have pow / impact and causing the viewer to act with a wow reaction. The festival also includes lectures, gallery and musical events all open to the public for artistic enlightenment, education, awareness.
Get ready for a Pow Wow coming near you. There are plans for Pow Wow to come to the US with events slated for DC, Austin and Long Beach, California. Israel, New Zealand, Jamaica, Singapore, and Germany are among other locations.