How Skateboard Art Became a Collectible

How Skateboard Art Became a Collectible

A New World of Art

Art is constantly evolving as new artists emerge and experiment with new techniques. The new generation of artists use various mediums to express their ideas and create unique pieces of art. They are pushing the boundaries of what art can be and expanding the definition of what it means to be an artist. These artists are bringing fresh perspectives and innovative ideas to the art world and shaping this ever-changing field's future. Contemporary artists often experiment with new mediums and styles, making it challenging to define contemporary art. Common contemporary art mediums include painting, sculpture, photography, video, and performance art. Contemporary artists often explore social and political issues through their work and may use their pieces to comment on current events.

The convergence of skateboarding and art culture has been a long time coming. For years, skateboarders have been using their boards as canvases, painting them with bright colours and patterns. This trend has now trickled into the art world, with artists using skateboards as a medium for their work. The result is a fusion of two cultures that is creative and unique.

Skateboarding is not only a popular sport but also an art form. Many skateboarders see their boards as canvases, using them to express their creativity.

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Skater Culture and Art

Skater culture is built around creative, free-thinking individuals. So it's not surprising that skateboard decks are now becoming a collectable among the young and old. Skateboard art is a unique and engaging form of art that has been gaining popularity in recent years. Skateboarders have long been considered artists in their own right, but the rise of street art and graffiti has brought new attention to the medium. Skateboard art often combines elements of both street art and graffiti, resulting in colourful and creative works of art.

Skater culture and art are often overlooked or misunderstood. To the untrained eye, it can appear disorganised and chaotic. However, to those familiar with it, skater culture is rich and complex, with its own language, fashion, music, and art. Skaters are often seen as rebels or outcasts but can also be highly creative and expressive individuals. Skater culture has its unique history and traditions and has significantly impacted mainstream youth culture.

Skateboard art often has a political or social message and can be used to raise awareness about important issues. Many skateboarders see their boards as canvases, using them to express their creativity. Today the interest in Skateboard Art has grown exponentially and beyond just skaters. Art Collectors and enthusiasts globally are captivated by this medium.

Owning your Own Skateboard Art

Skateboard art is rapidly gaining popularity. Unlike traditional art forms such as painting or sculpture, Skateboard art is more like a mix of both. It is a three-dimensional artwork that can be hung on the wall or displayed on a shelf. Its unique style and often distinct messaging make it relatable to a younger generation of art collectors keen to make a statement. It's affordability, when compared to traditional art mediums, makes it accessible to the younger generation and art enthusiasts with a limited budget. Today, many known and emerging artists use this medium as a unique way to present their art.

Jenny perez Limited edition skateboards with the ARTLAB

The ARTLAB has numerous genres of art using skateboards as a medium. Although most skateboards are made of wood, ARTLAB uses acrylic skateboards, quickly gaining popularity among those who see skateboarding as an art form, as they provide a unique canvas for creativity. Acrylic glass skateboards are created by taking a sheet of acrylic glass and cutting it to the desired shape. The glass is then placed on top of the deck, and the edges are sanded to create a smooth finish. Skateboarders who use acrylic glass boards often use them as blank canvases, painting them with bright colours and patterns. Some even go so far as to etch designs into the glass or attach small objects to the surface.

jenny perez set of 6 skateboards in limited edition with The ARTLAB

Known for its unique avant-garde creative voice, ARTLAB curates pieces from original artists like Joca Torres, Nick Sabatalo, Marco Zagara, Jason Balducci, Jenny Perez and many more.

View The ARTLAB's collection of skateboard art or design your own skateboard deck for your wall!

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About Us

ARTLAB is a home décor superstore that offers a wide range of artistic products such as acrylic glass art, canvas prints, framed art prints, and neon signs. Our goal is to support emerging and established artists by sharing their artworks through our products, while providing our customers with unique and high-quality home decor items that can elevate the look and feel of their living spaces.