WHAT INSPIRES DRIP’IN?
Street art inspiration
DRIP’IN gets its inspiration from street art, which is the largest artistic movement of the beginning of this century.
As long-time lovers of street art and graffiti, we have always been interested in how this particular art has developed since the 2000s.
In just a few years, we have observed a radical change in murals and graffiti that has seduced us and fed the concept of DRIP’IN. they are now more colourful, more varied, more elaborate and more balanced in their artistic dimension.
At the same time, the dimensions of the paintings have grown to levels never reached before, covering entire façades, esplanades (Insa), boats (1UP), but also deserts (Abdo Mchimich), glaciers (collective Kapu) and mountainsides (Saype).
What is the scope of the street art movement?
Immersing ourselves in this vibrant and creative movement has allowed us to measure the extent to which urban art has become. As a fact, in barely two decades, street art has become the largest artistic movement in the world.
Street culture is on the rise and it therefore integrates with everything as representation, such as dance, music or fashion. These artistic movements are numerous and contribute to the development of our societies.
However nothing, in our opinion, can compare to the impact of street art.
This creative force clearly inspires DRIP’IN.
What is the role of urban art in society?
Street art is universal, omnipresent, transgenerational, asexual. As such, street art questions, communicates, entertains and exchanges with the world’s urban dwellers. Indeed, it colours the uninteresting walls of buildings, and it brightens up neighbourhoods.
Committed, it denounces at the same time as it celebrates. Moreover, as an almost instantaneous relay witness of what we experience on a daily basis, it interacts with all the major events on the planet.
As it is massively relayed on social networks, it acquires a growing virality and federates an ever-increasing number of amateurs.
Finally, urban art contributes to a growing economy in the cities where it is established.
Is street art a fashion?
This movement is certainly not a fad. It is a culture, rich, moving, artistic and strong, which inspires DRIP’IN and pushes us to commit ourselves more and more to this movement.
Diversity in street art
If the aesthetic side is undeniably more elaborate today, street art is also a formidable means of reflecting the diversity of peoples, their cultures, their customs.
Indeed, painted in the four corners of the world, murals highlight the differences that are more than ever essential in today’s standardised world.
Such as Kobra’s painting of Chief Raoni’s face on the walls of Lisbon, or his gigantic mural entitled “etnias – We are all one”, created in the port area of the Bay of Rio de Janeiro during the Olympic Games in Brazil, a painting depicting 5 faces of indigenous people from the 5 continents, representing the 5 Olympic rings. We love these authentic paintings that represent the world as it is. They make us vibrate.
Finally, urban art is also a reflection of our society’s excesses.
Artists from all countries use the walls to express strong messages and denounce the inequalities, oppression, injustices and risks that weigh on citizens.
This ability to challenge people through murals, sentences or simple words is very impactful. It questions, it disturbs, it opens the eyes.
Today, street art is certainly one of the most effective means of directly presenting the commitments and causes defended to the public.
It is these artists, their works and their commitments that inspire us so much and that are inherent to the DRIP’IN concept: this ever more beautiful art deserves a place in our interiors to sublimate them as much as they sublimate the façades of cities.