Graffiti Gains More and More Space in Contemporary Art

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Graffiti art has been taking to the streets and coloring the cities with works that integrate with the landscape of urban centers.  Graffiti emerged in the 1960s as a form of expression and protest. People went to the streets to express their revolts through paintings and messages. From the 1980s, with the emergence of great street artists and the interest of entrepreneurs in this area, graffiti began to gain strength and respect.

Graffiti artists now gain exhibitions in some of the world’s most disputed art galleries and biennials. Paris, New York, Berlin, Sao Paulo and Barcelona are some of the metropolises that show the world the relevance and importance of these events.

Although graffiti is gaining more and more space in galleries, there are still many people who confuse this technique with graffiti. Some people think that graffiti and graffiti are the same thing, but not quite out there. If the art painting is intended to demarcate a territory or express itself socially, it intends to communicate more clearly through aesthetics, with a legal occupation and that is not just about intervention.

But what made graffiti really a phenomenon was its versatility. The common graphics on the walls and the colorful walls of the streets are also on clothing, accessories, furniture, advertising, decoration, among others. It is increasingly common to see famous designer brands hiring graffiti artists to develop a unique collection of prints or even architects and decorators interested in creating a design on the facade of a restaurant or inside a home. People realized that this art is able to bring joy and originality to the environment.

For those interested in developing graffiti, here are some tips. Look for a professional who has a style that suits you. It’s easy to find them on the internet, on sites like blogs and Facebook. Regarding materials and colors, everything is valid.

It is very common to see graffiti artists using spray to develop their work, but in fact any type of paint is allowed: latex, acrylic paint, dyes, etc. It is also worth using any painting material such as brushes, roller, tray, among other features. Nothing is left out.

For those who want a more discreet design, the ideal is to work with few colors and neutral tones. For those who like to abuse colors and shapes, the sky is the limit. There are also those who bother with the smell of paint, in which case, the tip is to use water-based paints that do not smell or even vinyl stickers. What’s more, it’s abusing the imagination and having a lot of fun!

What to watch out for

Pollution, temperature, light, cleaning products, humidity are some of the factors that can be relentless and cause damage that endanger the durability of paintings, artwork, gifts from loved ones, unforgettable travel memories, among other pieces that make part of people’s history.

We hope this article can give you some useful information.