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Street art is a form of artistic expression that can be found all around the world. It is created by artists who use public spaces such as walls, sidewalks and buildings to showcase their work. It has been around for decades gaining popularity in the 1980s when hip-hop culture emerged and graffiti became more mainstream.

Street art has become increasingly popular over the years, with many cities embracing it to add colour and creativity to dull urban landscapes.

While street art can take many forms, some of the most common styles include murals, graffiti and stencils.

Murals are large-scale paintings that cover entire walls or buildings. Graffiti is typically lettering or tags painted in bright colours on surfaces like brick walls or train cars. Stencils are templates artists use to create detailed images on walls using spray paint.

In recent years, street art has also become a social commentary on political issues such as racism, gentrification and climate change.

One of the most famous street artists is Banksy, whose identity remains unknown but whose works have garnered international attention for their satirical messages about politics and society.

However, not all street art is considered legal or accepted by society. Some people see it as vandalism or defacement of public property rather than an artistic expression. Despite this controversy, street art continues to thrive in cities worldwide. It brings colour and life to otherwise drab areas while providing a platform for artists to express themselves creatively.