In the last few years, there’s been a strong push from the artists who use the streets as their canvas to innovate new techniques and styles. These artists pushed past the broad and over-saturated art world to find unique points of view and express this creatively. Los Angeles has long been a mecca of art, specifically graffiti. But as we continue past the era of “post-graffiti,” otherwise known as street art, the environment changes to be less of a battle for individuality and more of a statement of purpose—the streets of L.A. have a way of eliciting incredibly strong feelings from its residents, which means strong work from the city’s artists. Here are 10 of them to watch.

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