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Photo: © Petite Caja
I don't see a problem with graffiti (aerosol art) in general because I find it truly beautiful sometimes, just go to Berlin. The part I have a problem with is the 'tagging' where you just doodle your alias on weird or high risk places, sometimes even on other people's hard work and art. The tagging isn't art, that is vandalism in my eyes.
I think graffiti art should have a place in our cities, same goes with bead work and knitting on trees, lamp posts and signs. It makes the city alive and less grey. I always smile if I walk past a tree with a colourful knitted sock or a sign with a pearl sun.
For example Ystad (a city in Sweden) have invited artists to paint on the city's electrical cabinets. It makes them something noteworthy instead of grey square cabinets that doesn't uplift anyone. In general you see a lot of art in Ystad, for example the eye above the door below.
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Photos: © Petite Caja
I think graffiti is as an important art form as photography and traditional painting. I believe that more cities should have legal walls for graffiti and other art forms or hire aerosol artists (and others) to spruce up the city look. I believe many electrical cabinets and tunnels can be places for creative artists both known and unknown of all ages.
What is your point of view? :)