Grafitti Culture’s Relentless
Seventy four year old New York photographer Marther Cooper knows this all too well as she is one of the people who were at the forefront of the revolution of graffiti. Her documentation of graffiti and street art earned the title of the best graffiti photographer along with Henry Chafant who together they wrote the book “Subway Art”. We can see how this art has been transforming from the busy New York Subways, in the U.S to the bustling corridors of Beijing China to the noisy streets of Nairobi Kenya it is a form of art which in our opinion is loved all across the globe although it sometimes receives the same varied reception.
A lot of graffiti art made these days has been a fruit of inspiration of its authors with ancient times, Greece and Rome to be exact. These are the places where ancient cult of growling boyz appeared the first time and nothing has been the same since then. This secret cult practiced homosexual acts in order to become some kind of supernatural. Wearing animal masks and engaging in wild homosexual intercourse, it was believed to make them super humans.
Ancient Inspirations – Growl Boyz / Abandoned Project
Medieval Inspirations – Missionary Boys
This one is quite special. Say hello to The Order – a secret cult that initiates upcoming missionary boys. The process is something really different from what you could understand. In the series of gay acts with priesthood leaders, these missionaries-to-be become gay-oriented cultists (or were they already?). This fantasy involves a lot of graphic scenes between two generation of men – elders and adepts.
We are living in the modern age where technological equipments and tools are increasingly being used which we think is the reason why we have only recently started to see how graffiti is merging with technology producing something that can only be said to be hybrid. I’m sure that it is not unique for one particular city or the other given the way it has infiltrated the society. We think that all this was triggered when graffiti was made an illegal art form and then came the mass corporations. Some of these examples of meeting technologies that has cropped up making it among most notable as we can see in the Graffiti Research Lab: (http://graffitiresearchlab.com).
Institutions That Surround Graffiti
Aside from technology, this is a sure way of getting the message out into the public domain. The technology aside, this is a powerful way of getting a message into a public space. We are of the opinion that the significance in itself is problem. We think that the projection of people’s thoughts on the side of a building is a potentially dangerous undertaking.
These forms of street art can be seen at: ‘Lisbon Street Art & Urban Creativity International Conference 2018’
In this program the Street Art and Urban Creativity, cross reading as well as Scientific Journal had been synchronized with the other activities such as looking at pieces of artistic expertise in Lisbon (SAUC) Conference.
Lisbon is also featured in: Cities with street art top ten cities.
On 24th of February Lisbon Street Arts Tours will be commemorating some of the cities top graffiti art works through their tour around Lisbon.
The other we can also consider looking at the antisocial, anti graffiti Graffiti Resource Council (GRC) an NGO that help in the prevention of graffiti from being vandalized. This is by provision of information, education, as well as legislative assistance so that these communities are better equipped in preventing graffiti from being vandalized. This is a common belief in the US, whereby they that graffiti is just child’s play.
Scope of Grafitti
With graffiti artists in Beijing China, the rule is to not to paint on any governmental building or anything sacred and avoid political issue. But as far as they go with other buildings and the art the residents of Beijing enjoy a little change of scenery, a spruce of beauty away from the conventional boring concrete.
Beijing Private Art and Architecture Tour is to hold a ‘Unique Art Precinct’ in March commemorating some of the cities graffiti at 798 Art zone
As for Kenya, the most common form of graffiti is that of Matatu graffiti art. Matatu is the name given to the public transport minibuses. The graffiti business is a boom since Kenya’s president lifted the ban on graffiti.
There will be a Free Exhibition the Attic Art Space event at Nyari Kenya on 25th March commemorating some of the works of Kenya’s top graffiti artists.
All in all, ever since the beginning of graffiti, we are of the opinion that it is because of the way artists have expanded their territories both in style and coverage that has made this once vilified art to be a one of a kind.