Trends from the current year include less illegally painted walls (with most notable and memorable example - Banksy's NYC 'artist residency') and more Street Art Festivals and mural projects worldwide.
The focus of this week's 'On the Streets' is on pieces of art in the public domain that are strong, thought-provoking but playful and are a constant reminder of the human desire to explore unknown horizons.
Not too long ago, I came across a street artist called Bambi. Bambi, as an artist, fulfils the contradiction of being accessible yet profound, as does she many others. She's anonymous, yet world-known, having sparked the interest of celebrity fans such as Adele, Brad Pitt and Harry Styles.
With London Art Week over, it is time for our overdue summary of the street murals from around the world...
Banksy's recent activity in New York has generated mountains of coverage, in print and online. But what does the greater coverage of urban artists mean for the street art market? Certainly the internet has made street art more accessible, more widely viewed and more popular - would Banksy be as popular without the internet?
With London Art Week approaching, the streets have been constantly covered with worthy pieces.
Other notable walls come from in Bialystok, Poland, Cake in Brooklyn, BEST|EVER in Gambia, Banksy - somewhere in LA, Ron English in Brooklyn and Kidult in Paris.
At the top of the list is the newest mural from Spanish artist Escif in Villarreal, Spain. Well-known for his clever commentaries on consumerism, politics and society, his work '' The Enlightened Vandalism'' speaks volumes.
Our world wide selection of art entitled 'On The Streets'returns this week headlined by a new mural by DALeast. The quickly painted amazingly intricate mural is executed in the artist' s signature 3D technique and is located in East London.
Last week saw the London unveiling of a brand new artist, at the prestigious Mead Carney Gallery in Mayfair, and there's already talk, not least the question being asked... is this the new Banksy?
Last Wednesday, a grotesque large-scale picture of Margaret Thatcher appeared. Coloured purple with blank eyes, skulls for earrings and a thread of drool leaking from the mouth, it stood three metres tall against a background of flames. Next to it, in huge, carefully scripted letters, were the words "ROT IN HELL!! MAGGIE".
Thierry Guetta is actually better known as Mr Brainwash, the critically acclaimed pop artist and filmmaker hailed as urban artist Banksy's protégé, who first came to our attention following the debut of the controversial documentary Exit Through the Giftshop at the Sundance Film Festival in 2010.
A student from Mitcham is an unlikely source of inspiration for a world-renowned street artist but James Cochran - who has painted in London, Paris and New York - was so impressed by Javon Davies, a pupil from Richmond College he painted a mural of him in the East End.
At first glance, hidden behind Carnaby Street in Kingly Court, two floors up above the bars and clothes retailers, Youth Club resembled just another c...
Graffiti isn't supposed to be branding, but the artists who climb fences and often work illegally at night each have their own unique name and their own way of presenting it - just like any brand. They have an iconic aspiration.
Street art is often political and satirical but is it ever personal? Banksy is known for his illusive identity but other London street artists use art to express their identities. Three of them have spoken to the Huffington Post about the intimate experiences that inspired their work...