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Do you think graffiti is an art form?

  1. Stacie L profile image88
    Stacie Lposted 2 years ago

    Do you think graffiti is an art form?

    Some graffiti artists refer to themselves as  street artists. They are not involved in a gang and not tagging their territory, but feel they are making a statement.
    Do you appreciate these wall art designs or not?

  2. lisavollrath profile image94
    lisavollrathposted 2 years ago

    Street art and graffiti are very much art forms. When done well, I love seeing them. When done badly, they generally just add to the overall blight.

  3. PURPLECANDY profile image81
    PURPLECANDYposted 2 years ago

    Yes, it definitely is artwork....and although I always like to applaud any form of creativity, you have to ask yourself:  Would YOU want to live with it (graffiti) all around you?  What I always wonder is, what would happen if the people who do graffiti started painting or drawing their artwork on canvases or paper?  I guess it wouldn't be the same, since doing "it" on public property is part of what gives graffiti it's "boldness."

  4. JennaBDowning profile image62
    JennaBDowningposted 2 years ago

    Sure. But Gaffiti is normally done in places it is not supposed to be done. Therefore, people do not appreciate it as art.

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  5. SpeechCoach1 profile image74
    SpeechCoach1posted 2 years ago

    Graffiti is definitely a form of art.  Moreover, graffiti is part of a subculture...

  6. Marian Designs profile image81
    Marian Designsposted 2 years ago

    Most graffiti is simply spray painted words and images that are meant to offend "decorating" walls, hallways, etc. I don't call this art.

    Murals are a different matter. Sometimes you'll see a side of a building with a mural covering the whole wall. Other times you will see smaller murals. These are art.

  7. G.L.A. profile image82
    G.L.A.posted 2 years ago

    Some graffiti could be considered an art form, but then, as the old saying goes.. beauty is in the eyes of the beholder! However, defacement of private property; that is any object, fence, wall, or building structure that one does not personally own.. is a crime, no matter how 'artistic' it may be.

  8. gmwilliams profile image86
    gmwilliamsposted 2 years ago


    I view it as an act of vandalism, destruction, and a general disrespect for property.  It is considered defacement and defilement as far as I am concerned.  It also diminishes property and neighborhood value. Graffiti "artists" are not artists in the real sense, but insist on using "artistic expression" as a subterfuge, a ruse, for their destructive actions.  If they want to express themselves artistically, there are more constructive ways to express and exhibit their artistic talent.

  9. Stacie L profile image88
    Stacie Lposted 2 years ago

    Is there a difference in the graffiti that street artists such as Banksy does and the individual who lives to spray paint their name?
    Is one more acceptable than the other?

  10. Robie Benve profile image99
    Robie Benveposted 23 months ago

    I love well done murals. I agree that some graffiti art shows a lot of artistic skill.
    Unfortunately you don't see a lot of good street art.
    I find most graffiti annoying and insulting. To me they create urban pollution.  Visual clatter.
    I like when street art happens in a planned and approved way, the quality and the placement are usually great.
    Spray painting random stuff on someone's wall, or even worse on monuments... no thank you.