Street Art contains all visual forms of expressions of unofficial occupation through symbols and codes on surfaces of the urban area.
It is quite hard to reproduce the development of Street Art, because in the several worldwide metropolises it expanded in different ways.
The Graffiti of New York City is considered as the pioneer, which was/is formed especially by the local Hip-Hop scene. Ever since the end of the 90’s it’s highly visible in the whole city.
Simultaneous in France expanded a huge movement of Stencil-Graffiti, which was mainly politically orientated in the course of the student movement.
What especially represents Street Art is the (occasional) illegal placing in the urban area. In doing so the artist is looking for the beholder of its works and not as usually the beholder for the works in museums or galleries.
The works of Street Artists can figurative or symbolic but they can also be realized in the form of collages. They can be implemented in different sizes, techniques on several surfaces in the urban area. The urban area is made to be used by the artists as screen of their works.
One special type of Street Art is the so called Tape Art. Instead of spray, paint-brushes or pencils they use tape to realize themselves and their type of art. Until now Tape Art is not yet that known like other types of Street Art but every day the movement of Tape Art expands more and more.
Using different types of tape and first of all different colors of tape Tape Art can be realized on every underground which grips. You could say that it’s a expansion of Street Art, whose artists are using tags already for a long time, to make their names more known on the urban walls. In our city Valencia, Tape Art first of all is be represented by the group named TAV (Tape Art Valencia). Actually you can admire their art on the walls of the MuVIM. Reference: www.valenciaplaza.com/ver/54556/el-tape-art-irrumpe-en-el-muvim.html