Now this article might not please some people, but it has been found from clear evidence that Graffiti art is a pure form of expression of frustrated feelings towards the society in the form of art. Sometimes, it becomes a real creative expression which spells wonders, but at many, an easy way of violence and deviance.
Being from Bristol where Graffiti art is the real mecca where all global artists converge and look for a place to poster their art, I should say, it is not a very nice thing to see explosions of anger and cynicism on your way each day you pass by it. Sometimes, it plays on your pscyche and make you feel more depressed on a dull gloomy day.
I have to celebrate artists like Banksy though, who through their expression have taken art to a different level. It has put Bristol on the world map of street art. The recent riots in the small part of the city however, gave way to other people to voice their outcry against tesco among the graffiti, making it all look a dubious place.
I recently stumbled upon Eco street art by Eco Green House. It is a marvel where eco themes have been created by artists in a greener definition of their art. This is an elogious endeavour to add some plants in the city, in corners where concrete is the ruler. If these expressions grow, we can have a greener, freshner look of cities around the world where nature can reclaim its place.
Graffiti art crimes are an inherent part of the urban jungle, each piece teetering on the wall of appreciation. Lately a form of street art is emerging that tips the scales towards applause and accolades.
Enter, ‘eco-street art.’
In a general sense, it is art that uses nature as a template, painting with various natural elements or adding extra awareness to the overlooked nature within the city. As this genre of art proliferates, I hope it will shine a spotlight on environmental issues and change the way we view our surroundings- possibly tightening our relationship with the natural world. Or at the very least, ignite a sense of wonder as we pass through our busy day.
‘Cheerleader’ By- Sandrine Estrade Boulet