"My aim is to create a permanent exhibition of great art in the public space of Lodz," says Michał Bieżyński, founder of "Lodz Murals" in the Polish city of the same name. It is highly likely he will after six years curating Galeria Urban Forms.
By his own account, Lluís Olivé has been shooting images in the city of Barcelona for about 50 years: street scenes, demonstrations, parades, architectural details, tiles, iron work, doors, doorknobs, windows and of course, graffiti and street art.
Street art is intrinsically bound with its neighborhood and location in a city. Context and placement are key. So when a street artist is asked to create art about mapping a place, it is fascinating to see how they perceive it and with what manner and medium they present it.