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Beautiful Graffiti Art Murals

Updated on April 7, 2015
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The Art of Graffiti

Graffiti started as a controversial art movement in the United States. In 1967, one of the first pioneers of graffiti tagging was a high school student named Cornbread. His reasoning for writing on walls was to grab attention and affections of a young lady. Eventually, other people started to take notice and take part in this defiant artistic exhibition.

If we look at history, people have always written on walls. Although some people view graffiti as beautiful works of art and self expression, others might consider it rebellious vandalism. However, graffiti murals have taken a front seat to gaining respect for an art that was once frowned upon. Graffiti is created to make political statements, to provoke thought and even to brighten places that have long been abandoned. Some people might consider graffiti art defacing property. The true artists at heart can recognize vandalism from pure raw talent. It takes not only a strategic plan to implement, but thoughtful designs to produce these masterfully intriguing pieces of art.

Maldito Juanito

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Maldito Juanito is a street artist from Geneva. His works of art have very dark and sinister undertones and usually represent individuals with a skeletal or zombie-like appearance. These pieces play off human emotions that engages the viewer into an eerie yet riveting atmosphere.

Find more artwork from this artist here: http://malditojuanito.tumblr.com

Eduardo Kobra

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Eduardo Kobra is a Brazilian mural artist who derives his detailed pieces of art from photos of eras from the past. He uses a vast array of rainbow patterns mixed with geometric shapes that evoke a sense of nostalgiac wonderment.

Find more artwork from this artist here: http://eduardokobra.com

Kashink

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Native Parisian, Kashink is a graffiti artist who has mastered the artistry of depicting large paintings of four-eyed men in vibrant colors. She uses a mix of various shapes and patterns to break up her subject matter. Her name stems from a onomatopoeic word, which is a representation of her artwork that suggests springing into action! She’s a very avant-garde artist and usually likes to don a painted on mustache.

Find more artwork from this artist here: http://www.kashink.com

Cbloxx

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Out of the United Kingdom is Cbloxx. She is a one of the top female street artists in the world of underground graffiti art. She is a self taught artist that brings an edge to dark surrealism in the portrayal of psychedelic imagery. She creates her own stencils and often draws by free hand with spray paint. Her works of art are depicted with the use of skulls, skeletons and creepy voodoo style characters.

Find more artwork from this artist here: http://www.cbloxx.com

Etam Cru

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When you want to see epic street art, you turn to the Polish artists duo Etam Cru whose real names are Sainer and Bezt. Their art is magnificent to view and might make you wonder just exactly how they pulled it off! You might even consider a little magic? There is a tremendous amount of planning that goes into the scope of work they are able to accomplish. This just might be the push creative street artists need to get the recognition they deserve on a more professional platform.

Find more artwork from this artistic duo here: http://www.etamcru.com

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      Angela Manning 3 years ago from Washington, D.C.

      I am with you on that and 100% completely agree! Thank you! :D

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      Sharp Points 3 years ago from Big Bear Lake, California

      Wow.. just wow.

      Great hub! These artists are incredible. I especially like Maldito Juanito.

      You say:

      "Although some people view graffiti as beautiful works of art and self expression, others might consider it rebellious vandalism."

      Honestly I view it as both. Maybe that's what draws me to it? Don't get me wrong, I am not an advocate of vandalism. As far as beautiful art on the sides of buildings, bridges, train cars, etc... I can't help but prefer it to something that's falling apart or just looks terrible.

      Great article, voted up.

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