I Think Graffiti Is Art

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 401 People

    Some Graffiti, Sure.

    I wouldn't do graffiti myself, and not all graffiti is worth being called art. But sometimes I see works that are truly remarkable and worth looking at. Of course I know it's illegal and people are trying really hard to stop the artists, but I can't deny that the city would be a...
    JojaRodenaLente JojaRodenaLente
    18-21, F
    1 Response Apr 30, 2009

    It's Art Fa Sho

    I got to thinking... I want to be a graffiti artist and create beautiful pieces. one of my friends showed me her drawings and then she showed me pictures of her first "wall". It was bad *** and I loved it. it got me thinking.. and I researched it a little and now I...
    sstmofadwn sstmofadwn
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Aug 27, 2009
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Jul 3, 2015

    A Spray Of Colour ..

    Up the road from me there is a barber's shop .. every night when the steel grey shutters come down, the temptation to walk on by is paused by a colourful creation masterminded by the young, hip owner .. in big bold letters are the words .. The Barber Shop and to the sides a...
    WanderingxYingxYang WanderingxYingxYang
    46-50, F
    1 Response Apr 23, 2013

    I love graffiti art, I admit I was a graffiti

    artist in my teens and I love the smell of spray paint, I would do it again but I'm too old. Personally. I think street art brings the city to life. What's vandalism? My view of vandalism is billboarfds and wall posters encouraging consumerism. They were my favourite things to...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Jul 30, 2015

    Just Created New Experience Group On Graffiti Art

    it is called I was a Graffiti Artist in my youth hope you might join a lot of us were some of us give it up and move on but I still have a place in my heart for it enjoy
    Soroe Soroe
    36-40, M
    Aug 4, 2013

    I Think So

    i think graffiti is art if your doing something with permisson.manely because you do not want to go to jail for your art.i like graffiti because it's got alot of expression to it.it's amazing to me to see how creative people get with a spraycan.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Feb 10, 2012
    anoniem1art anoniem1art
    16-17, M
    Aug 24, 2014

    Better Then Most

    i spose graffiti isn't what anyone calls classic art but i've seen a lot of people doing graffiti and it's definately not for those who dont have artistic talent. It takes a great amount of technique, color blending and precision
    mosaicred mosaicred
    18-21, F
    Mar 3, 2009

    Sometimes its much better

    than what people now call " art " ( art that famous artist do randomly since they're already famous and whatever they make is worth a fortune .)
    Frosty91 Frosty91
    16-17, M
    1 Response Sep 29, 2015
    Alaska127 Alaska127
    13-15, F
    1 Response Oct 26, 2015

    I explored Rabbit Rock the last two days

    and there is so much history there. Someone spray painted SMOKE WEED and UGLY *******. I laughed so hard I almost fell off and died.
    Tigerlily53 Tigerlily53
    18-21, F
    Sep 4, 2014

    I was 11 when first introduced to the graff

    scene it started off as me just writing my name basic as hell every where I could to perfecting letters nd adding characters I couldn't stop I was addicted I did time for my faults nd it changed my life I'm a graphic designer nd make good money now doing what I love it just...
    runningnakedd runningnakedd
    26-30, M
    Jan 21, 2014

    It's So Cool!

    In March I found my love for graffiti one day taking my boys to school. We pass a train station everyday 2 blocks from their school and I had never paid attention to the freight trains. As we were passing I noticed this beautiful piece on one of the cars. I got out of the car and...
    Braveheart4real Braveheart4real
    36-40, F
    1 Response Jul 2, 2010

    I have always loved graffiti

    as a kid and later in my teens started it myself. There is creativity there and it is not 'so and so waz ere 2K13', it's high brow imagination and I am part of it. I walk down the street and I am lambasted with umpteen advertisements being shoved in my face in various ways...
    scatmandave scatmandave
    31-35, M
    2 Responses Dec 19, 2013

    Not..

     ..all of it though. Not the pathetic scribbles like, 'laura 2k9'. Norrr, that's just silly, but the proper graffiti is reaally good. :D
    frankspencer frankspencer
    16-17, F
    Sep 14, 2009

    I was arrested for graffiti.

    I thought it was complete bull ****, and I still think it was. I painted something as simple as the letters I used to tag, AOV(An Open Venture), on a building set to be torn down. There honestly are much worst things in this world than paint on a wall. What's even worst is...
    IfYoure555Im666 IfYoure555Im666
    22-25, M
    May 12, 2015

    Euphoria

    There is nothing better than going out into the moonlit night with a bag of spraypaint and your best friend. You set up your spot and throw down an amazing piece. Most people would think this is vandalizing. I believe the wall is my canvas and the spraypaint is my brush.
    ZacharyAiCz ZacharyAiCz
    18-21, M
    2 Responses Sep 24, 2009

    Is It All Art?

    While I will not dispute the artistic talents of some graffitiists, why do you have to use someone elses property as your canvas? If such artistic creations are encouraged then by all means express yourself. When such creations are not welcomed, does your desire to be creative...
    huboo huboo
    46-50, M
    2 Responses Jan 30, 2012

    Create and Destroy.

    Every act of creation - is first an act of destruction.
    Flicksy Flicksy
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Jul 23, 2009

    Some Is Art And Others Are Not

    I think some of the graffiti is art but there is plenty that lacks any art qualityI am not into the graffitti culture as such but I think youth police groups that allow graffiti artists a community grafitti wall and art displays and workshop activities maybe a good thing...
    czaristacrystals czaristacrystals
    36-40, F
    1 Response Feb 1, 2012

    Everything Illegal's Usually Way Cooler Than Anything Legal

    That sort'f is the x-factor to graffiti. It's public. It's liberal. It's the very manifestation of freedom and kicka$s talent smacked onto your everyday environment. It's like public advertising, only better, and more awesome, without all the biases on the product or producer...
    DrunkTextTherapist DrunkTextTherapist
    18-21, M
    Apr 21, 2010

    I Think Its All Art

    Would u rather me do drugs instead and do unchangeable damage or something u can just clean off.
    indyvet indyvet
    18-21, M
    1 Response Aug 27, 2013

    You Know You Are Or Were A Graffiti Artist When...

    You say something is "bomb" not da bomb, "bomb", the only handful of people i know who use this turn of phrase are people that either do graff, or used to. i am one of those people that used to but can't help but use bomb for my opinion since i used it so long.
    archie121212 archie121212
    18-21
    Dec 8, 2011
More Stories