Monday, June 2, 2008

Kurt - Graffiti-

I Lived in Europe from 2001 to 2007 and in that time have been fortunate to travel to many great and beautiful countries like Ireland,England,Sweden,Denmark,Germany,Austria,Switzerland,Croatia,Greece,Italy,France,Spain,Portugal,Czech republic and several others. One of the most amazing and graphic memories that i have from all of these places would have to be the street art and graffiti.
As i am a big fan of Hip Hop music and culture I was regularly at Concerts and Hip Hop Jams, where not only music and dance was involved but also Graffiti and Art.
In countries like Germany and Austria these jams are so frequent and popular they attract thousands of people of all ages at a time, and the best part of it all was the area set up for the artists. I also found that in most of these countries there were so many legal walls and places for graffiti artists to paint that there really was not that much illegal tagging and spraying going on, of course around the city centers and train stations there where heaps of paste ups and stickers but most of it was really intelligent graphic work that was pleasing to the eye, so it really seamed like society was accepting this culture and all that it stands for a great deal more.
There are a number of graffiti artist in the world for example Loomit from Germany or Fafi from France who do graffiti for a living they get payed for it and are successful artists, this itself says it all.


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