Decades after the post-war depression and the emergence of vigorous and excruciating abstract styles in art, we are facing yet another postmodern struggle with reality. We all live in a global village, where everything is accessible, available, where everything influences everything, while cultures, styles and ideas merge constantly. Born in the street, out of the same struggle or lethargy that once bothered historic painters, urban art is perhaps the truest of the contemporary styles. And within this diversity we, again, encounter a strong tendency towards the abstract, the contemplative, the other, as an anti-reflection of materialism and popular aesthetics, which drive the visual culture today. Read the full article by Ana B.K here


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