If you ask the average person to name a street artist, they would probably say Banksy. The infamously elusive London artist is almost a household name. The last street artist to penetrate the public conscious was probably Jean Michael Basquiat, the New York artist who was first discovered doing graffiti. But there are many other impressive street artists whose work is worth learning about. Here are the best artists working today.
Jonas Burgert is a sculptor and street artist who creates surreal and bizarre murals that combine the past with the present. His unforgettable compositions draw on humor and a sense of the macabre. Burgert grounds his art in an appreciation for art history, which is rare in today’s world of street art.