Graffiti and other forms of street art are common in all of our cities. Street art exists to surprise and excite us, to liven up the sometimes monotonous metropolitan areas in which it is typically located, and to provide us with a new perspective on our otherwise mundane neighbourhoods and streets. The number of great street artists has increased substantially in recent years, which has influenced people’s interest in street art because creating intelligent art in a short amount of time is difficult.
It’s not the first time we’ve covered the work of French street artist OakOak on Bored Panda; we’ve previously featured the artist’s work here and here. The artist is well-known for his “urban-like” style, which he developed on the streets of France and Paris using just spray paint and miscellaneous objects discovered on the premises. OakOak notices the figures suggested by cracks, gaps, and little grooves, and this is where he gets most of his inspiration; his work is done on the go.
“Oak Oak is a young man from Saint-Etienne, France, who enjoys taking city walks. However, unlike other tourists who are looking for historical structures and the most daring architectural, Oak Oak is looking for minor things. Is there a minor crack in the wall? That’s exactly what he’ll gravitate toward! Instead of recognising a flaw in the architecture, he prefers to envision Spider-Man spinning a web. Is it possible that a post has been knocked over? He would rather make up a narrative to explain why it is down than blame whoever failed to put it back in place. As a result, Oak Oak is a unique lateral thinker in an urban setting. “Welcome to his universe…”