Photography turned the traditional art world upside down when it was introduced in the 19th century. People at the time exclaimed, “How can a photograph equate to a painting? Photography cannot be art!”
The UP Mag Staff lists some of our favorite articles from 2020.
Whitney examines street art’s role in the revolution while critiquing our culture’s increasing obsession with hollow imagery, a phenomenon she dubs “rapid processing.”
Ana interviews NYC street artist FireFlower to learn more about the creative inspiration behind her boldly-colored artworks.
Brian talks with James Shen & Teachr, founders of their Paint the Town Podcast about their decade long endeavor into street art.
Tyler outlines the top 10 street art cities worldwide, humbly dubbing his list the “meccas of muralism.”
City K sits down with various Chicago graffiti writers to discuss ongoing controversies between muralists and local crews.
Sabrina interviews Bats Wear Black on his new drawing style and his passion for raising awareness surrounding veganism.
Caitlin interviews Andreas Verrios, better known as Mr. NYC Subway to discuss his journey into the creative world. She also details the history of the New York City Subway.