Graffiti: a form of art or rebelion
Graffiti is the name for images or lettering scratched, scrawled, painted or marked in any manner on property. Graffiti is sometimes regarded as a form of art and other times regarded as unsightly damage or unwanted. Some of the most common styles of graffiti have their own names. A “tag” is the most basic writing of an artist’s name in either spray paint or marker. A graffiti writer’s tag is his or her personalized signature.
Many contemporary analysts and even art critics have begun to see artistic value in some graffiti and to recognize it as a form of public art.
Graffiti often has a reputation as part of a subculture that rebels against authority, although the considerations of the practitioners often diverge and can relate to a wide range of attitudes. It can express a political practice and can form just one tool in an array of resistance techniques.
The developments of graffiti art which took place in art galleries and colleges as well as “on the street” or “underground”, contributed to the resurfacing in the 1990s of a far more overtly politicized art form in the subvertising, culture jamming or tactical media movements. These movements or styles tend to classify the artists by their relationship to their social and economic contexts, since, in most countries, graffiti art remains illegal in many forms except when using non-permanent paint.
One common use of graffiti is to mark territory or “turf” by tagging a space such as a wall on building to inform other gangs of their presence. Graffiti can be viewed as a “quality of life” issue, and its detractors suggest that the presence of graffiti contributes to a general sense of squalor and a heightened fear of crime.
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