Profession street artist

Street artists create art in public locations, usually artwork executed outside of the context of traditional art venues. They develop an artistic approach expressed through visual creations in urban environments.

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Personality Type

  • Artistic / Realistic

Knowledge

  • Labour legislation

    Legislation, on a national or international level, that governs labour conditions in various fields between labour parties such as the government, employees, employers, and trade unions.

  • Intellectual property law

    The regulations that govern the set of rights protecting products of the intellect from unlawful infringement.

  • Art history

    The history of art and artists, the artistic trends throughout centuries and their contemporary evolutions.

Skills

  • Adapt artistic plan to location

    Adapt plans to other locations with respect for the artistic concept.

  • Select artistic materials to create artworks

    Select artistic materials based on strength, colour, texture, balance, weight, size, and other characteristics that should guarantee the feasibility of the artistic creation regarding the expected shape, color, etc. - even thought the result might vary from it. Artistic materials such as paint, ink, water colours, charcoal, oil, or computer software can be used as much as garbage, living products (fruits, etc) and any kind of material depending on the creative project.

  • Determine visual concepts

    Determine how best to represent a concept visually.

  • Create original drawings

    Create original drawings, based on texts, thorough research and discussion with authors, journalists and specialists.

  • Use artistic materials for drawing

    Use artistic materials such as paint, paintbrushes, ink, watercolours, charcoal, oil, or computer software to create artwork.

  • Confer on artwork

    Introduce and discuss the nature and content of art work, achieved or to be produced with an audience, art directors, catalogue editors, journalists, and other parties of interest.

  • Create artwork

    Cut, shape, fit, join, mould, or otherwise manipulate materials in an attempt to create a selected artwork - be the technical processes not mastered by the artist or used as a specialist.

  • Study artworks

    Study styles, techniques, colours, textures, and materials used in works of art.

  • Manage logistics according to the desired work

    Adapt to the environment - especially in an urban one - and adapt the production processes to the contingencies and constraints of the medium. Work with walls, concrete, walkway, pebbledash, glass, sheetmetal, plastic and other materials. Take into account the height of the artistic intervention (trains, traffic or ad signs, chimney, etc.).

  • Maintain an artistic portfolio

    Maintain portfolios of artistic work to show styles, interests, abilities and realisations.

  • Study artistic techniques

    Study a variety of artistic techniques and learn how to apply them in concrete artistic projects.

  • Contextualise artistic work

    Identify influences and situate your work within a specific trend which may be of an artistic, aesthetic, or philosophical natures. Analyse the evolution of artistic trends, consult experts in the field, attend events, etc.

  • Ensure visual quality of the set

    Inspect and amend the scenery and set-dressing to make sure the visual quality is optimal with in constraints of time, budget and manpower.

  • Gather reference materials for artwork

    Gather samples of the materials you expect to use in the creation process, especially if the desired piece of art necessitates the intervention of qualified workers or specific production processes.

Optional knowledge and skills

keep personal administration develop educational resources present exhibition collaborate with designers collaborate with a technical staff in artistic productions use genre painting techniques participate in artistic mediation activities plan art educational activities collaborate with technical experts on artworks use body language develop artistic project budgets assess conservation needs create digital images develop educational activities

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