15 Pieces Of Street Art That Cleverly Respond To Their Surroundings

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Street art is usually meant to stand out and get our attention, but the artists on this list use a special technique that makes their unique art even more eye-catching and fun: they adapt their art to its surroundings so that their (usually 2D) paintings seem to interact with their 3D surroundings.

You can’t just paint a stencil or a piece of graffiti art anywhere you like. The fact that they can come up with these great ideas shows how wild their imaginations are. Where we see a vine, a brick wall, or a railing, these artists see a chance to make an art installation that will make us think or smile.


There are artists who do this kind of work all the time. Oak Oak, Banksy, and Ernestas Zachareviius are just a few artists who make awesome interactive art on a regular basis. By “interactive,” I mean that the art interacts directly with its environment and less directly with us, the viewers.

Street artists aren’t the only ones who know the value of cool art that interacts with its surroundings. These brilliant ambient advertisements were also made with this goal in mind.

Here, we’ve put together some of the best of them for you to enjoy.

#1 Face Of The City, Toronto, Canada

28 Pieces Of Street Art That Cleverly Interact With Their Surroundings

Image credits: fauxreel

#2 The Legend of Giants, Białystok, Poland

28 Pieces Of Street Art That Cleverly Interact With Their Surroundings

Image credits: Natalia Rak

#3 Satellite Dishes, Birmingham, UK

28 Pieces Of Street Art That Cleverly Interact With Their Surroundings

Image credits: Davyd Samuels

#4 Bruce Lee, Saint Etienne, France

28 Pieces Of Street Art That Cleverly Interact With Their Surroundings

Image credits: Oak Oak

#5 Pom Pom Girl

28 Pieces Of Street Art That Cleverly Interact With Their Surroundings

Image credits: Sandrine Boulet

#6 Spiderman, France

28 Pieces Of Street Art That Cleverly Interact With Their Surroundings

Image credits: Oak Oak

#7 Girl, George Town, Malaysia

Image credits: Ernest Zacharevich

#8 Bird, Athens, Greece

28 Pieces Of Street Art That Cleverly Interact With Their Surroundings

Image credits: WD.street.art

#9 Seeder, Kaunas, Lithuania

28 Pieces Of Street Art That Cleverly Interact With Their Surroundings
28 Pieces Of Street Art That Cleverly Interact With Their Surroundings

Image credits: morfai

#10 Sideshow Bob, France

28 Pieces Of Street Art That Cleverly Interact With Their Surroundings

Image credits: Oak Oak

#11 Sum Times

28 Pieces Of Street Art That Cleverly Interact With Their Surroundings

Image credits: Aakash Nihalani

#12 Shining, France

28 Pieces Of Street Art That Cleverly Interact With Their Surroundings

Image credits: Oak Oak

#13 Hair, Fort De France, Martinique

28 Pieces Of Street Art That Cleverly Interact With Their Surroundings

Image credits: Nuxuno Xän

 #14 The Straw

28 Pieces Of Street Art That Cleverly Interact With Their Surroundings

Image credits: mentalgassi

#15 World Going Down The Drain, Spain

28 Pieces Of Street Art That Cleverly Interact With Their Surroundings

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