From 30 September to 29 January 2023, the Regia di Monza Orangery in Milan will host an exhibition by the American artist and sculptor Keith Haring, "Radiant Vision".
Keith Haring has already become both a classic of street art and a phenomenon, as his work, which dates back to the 1980s, is still loved and relevant today.
In 1984 Elio Fiorucci brought Keith Haring's art to Milan, inviting the young, but already popular artist to paint a completely empty Fiorucci shop; this performance remained in the memory of Milanese as a significant event in the world of street art and his art process was broadcasted on TV
Apart from Haring, Fiorucci brought the works of many talented street artists to Milan who can be lumped together in the classics of street art or old school. What about the new school?
I suggest you go through some noteworthy street art sites around the world.
Let's start with New York, the street art capital, where graffiti by New Zeeland street artist Owen Dippy on Bushwick depicts a realistic Madonna and a baby in the style of Keith Haring's work, as if to symbolise the transition to a new era of graffiti.
Bristol is famous for its street art culture and is home to Upfest, Europe's biggest street art festival. Our attention was caught by Bristol-born Upfest participant Ant Carver.
Ant Carver is an artist from London, who graduated from Oxford Brookes with a degree in Fine Art and currently works in the studio of Wytchepel, London. With a classical training in art and his interest in street art and graffiti, Ant Carver's work combines traditional painting techniques with realistic elements and a contemporary style with abstract sketches.
Other works by Upfest Bristol participants:
Bex Glover is another talented Upfest Bristol participant.
She is inspired by flora and fauna, combining her urban art with nature. In her work, organic forms merge with vibrant palettes, spray-painted layers, lines of color and the outlines of animals.
Many new faces of street art have won our hearts outside of Upfest as well, such as Adele Renaud.
Adele Renaud is an artist originally from Belgium. She draws inspiration from things that to many may seem banal, and inspires us to follow her example and look for beauty where it may seem hard to see.
Adele's work is immediately sympathetic. Her interest in people and pigeons, and now plants, stemmed from the commonality that no matter where everyone can be found in abundance.
In 2021, she launched her new series Plantasia, dedicated to the world of plants.
Stina Folkebrant was born and raised in Borås, but continued her career in Stockholm, Sweden.
Stina's work is in black and white acrylics, inspired by Chinese ink painting, where black is mixed with water to produce a shade of grey.
Stina's motifs are animals and landscapes. Her vision is to create a visual encounter between the observer and the animal.
Despite the black and white, Stine's work looks realistic, and it is only up close that you can see the lines of the artist's hand movement.
Images provided by the artists