Today, we travel to urban streets around the world to discover street art as a popular and vibrant art movement. Street art can be found on the walls of buildings, sidewalks, street signs and even trash cans, from Tokyo to Paris and New York. This particular type of art can be seen in the form of paintings, sculptures, costumes and even labels.
The international status of this art is associated with the support of websites, art communities, books and magazines. Street art has become part of a global visual culture. Today, even museums and art galleries collect works by street artists.
Graffiti, which comes from the Italian word graphio meaning “line” or “scratch”, has a long history. Marking, for example, is found in the ruins of ancient Rome, in the remains of the city of Tikal (a Mayan tribe) in Central America, on rocks in 16th-century Spain, and in medieval English churches.
Graffiti was closely associated with criminal gangs in the United States and Europe during the twentieth century; Groups that have used this art for a variety of purposes: to define their territory, to pay homage to their gang members who have been killed, to declare an act of aggression and to sell off, and finally to challenge rival gangs as a prelude to violent conflict. .
Graffiti was especially popular in major urban centers around the world, especially in the United States and Europe; Subway stations, billboards, and walls were common goals for graffiti art. In the 1990s, a new form of graffiti emerged called marking, which involved the repeated use of a single symbol or set of symbols to mark a territory. This type of graffiti appeared in the strategic and central areas of the neighborhoods in order to attract more people’s attention.
Amazing graffiti works, like the valuable murals of these artists, can add beauty to a neighborhood and express the interests of a particular community. Graffiti, for example, is very elaborate and precise in many Spanish-speaking neighborhoods of the United States and is considered by many to be a form of urban art. The question is whether this is an innovative art or a public nuisance that causes a great deal of controversy.
Sona added: “As mentioned earlier, graffiti became strangely popular in New York in the late twentieth century. Large graffiti works with elaborate and colorful paintings, spray-painted on the walls of buildings and train carriages, and influenced the urban landscape. The art world’s passion for artists performing outside of traditional galleries sparked interest in this way of expressing ideas.
The Graffiti Artists Association provided opportunities that were not available to these artists at all. The Razor Gallery was a successful attempt by Hugo Martinez to display works by famous artists.