Over the last two decades, the importance and recognition of the Urban Art movement has become increasingly visible worldwide. The term urban art was used sporadically in the 90s in the field of graffiti and today attempts to unite various art forms in public space, whether sculptural, conceptual interventions in urban space, wall paintings (muralism), street art or graffiti writing. The extent to which it is the largest art movement of the 21st century continues to be discussed. One thing is certain: Urban Art intervenes in the urban space of a city, participates in urban design, is a means of communication between citizens and visitors of the city and interacts with their fast-moving lives and changes. It is a form of communication and mediation of artistic positions for everyone. It surprises, stimulates, embellishes, disturbs or annoys, in any case it is alive and leaves no one indifferent. The common global pictorial language shared by many artists is cross-national, cross-cultural and cross-generational. Thus urban art, beyond the visual arts, can be an important medium for education, upbringing and mediation.
In many countries large institutions now support Urban Art projects, important museums and galleries show exhibitions and present Urban Art artists, publications appear, cities invite to festivals, biennials and fairs take place.