Graffiti good or bad?
What is art?
Back when people said the word art most of us thought of an image of this high class,rich,person who is standing back enjoying this marvellous piece of artwork but thankfully in today's society this image is fast disappearing. Art can be created into anything, it can be created into different forms that both intrigue and stimulate our senses but who actually decides what art is? Who has the right to tell us what we can and cannot do with art?
Before I go into discussion about graffiti, I would just like to point out that I will only be discussing the Graffiti art of 'bombing', not the other forms of graffiti that is associated with it.
Graffiti art the urban street art, most people associate it with gang territories, gang writing and punks and hoodlums. When most people see it they think that the area their in is dangerous and unsafe but they only think that because they don't know what the graffiti represents. People detest graffiti and don't see it as art because they believe it only expresses violence and ill intentions.
One of the style's of graffiti is called 'bombing.' Bombing is where the person puts up a piece of writing on a wall or canvas in the style that is their own whether it be in fancy lettering, colours, or even both. The reason why people put up graffiti art such as bombings is because it is a way for them to express themselves. The graffiti is their way of expressing what they think is art and what art may mean and represent to them. This art helps people express who they are and what they feel art should look like and isn't that what art is all about.
Some people have misguided attitudes towards this form of art, "Oh it's just another hoodlum or Gangster disgracing a barren wall with his ugly Gang related art," and of course in some cases this is true. People have also different opinions towards graffiti as well (which they are entitled to), "Oh this is public property you aren't supposed to do this here," and of course in some cases this is also true. This are the reasons why many graffiti is shunned by communities and is made illegal by the law. This is also the reason why they are so many illegally drawn graffiti arts as younger generations feel like they cannot do what they think helps them to express themselves. It is like we are dictating to them what art is and should be. Instead of dictating to them what art should look like we should allow them to express themselves in legal events and maybe develop this new art form into something pleasing for all viewers.
Of course different people have opinions and thoughts about this art, please feel free to comment on anything you think about graffiti and any issues that need addressing.