Underground Art

Underground Art

Underground art is any artistic expression that exists beyond the conventional boundaries of the mainstream art world.

Today, the term ‘underground art’ is used to depict a subculture of art, such as graffiti art or comic strip art. Starting from the late 1990s, the internet has emerged as a platform for underground art due to its capacity to reach a broad audience without cost and without relying on the backing of the established art institutions.

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Parra's studio, with Parra at the centre, his back to the camera as he works on the large painting takes centre stage, showing a faceless blue woman in a striped dress, painted in red, purple, blue and teal. The studio is full of brightly coloured paints, with a large window on the right and a patterned rug across the floor under the painting.