“Graffiti ultimately wins out over proper art because it becomes part of your city, it’ s a tool; “I’ll meet you in that pub, you know, the one opposite that wall with a picture of a monkey holding a chainsaw”. I mean, how much more useful can a painting be than that?”-Banksy.
An amazing thought that is steadily progressing in many cities across the world is the gradual acceptance of street art. While most law enforcement agencies still view this act as a criminal offense, it is no secret that with time, more and more people are standing up to protect and even spread these roadside masterpieces. Slowly but surely different districts are starting to realize that art can actually help them by reviving alleyways and neighborhoods that would normally not be visited.
The acceptance of street Art has come so far in San Francisco that you really don’t have to walk far to see amazing pieces of Art slapped on the side of buildings and fences. The city is overflowing with creative individuals that want to leave their mark on the streets.
I think the reason street art is so appealing to many is because its so readily available for anyone to enjoy. It crosses all barriers and usually has no regard for who the Artist is. This way; devoid of the Ego it becomes something onto itself. Some will see your work and some will not and eventually it will be torn down, covered up or exposed to the elements. So keep an eye open because you really never know what will be around the next corner or for how long. Join me this week as I show you some Graffiti around two of my favorite neighborhoods. ARTSEA EP:8