Graffiti Vs Street Art Essay

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If you go to any city near where you live, it doesn’t matter if it’s a large city or not, just go and look around at what you see. While most people would say that all they see are buildings, people, cars, and all of the other obvious answers. If you look closely, there is art everywhere you look, although to most people, “art” wouldn’t be the correct term to describe what they are seeing. What people see is graffiti and street art, and while most of our society would label it as vandalism and destructive. Being a graffiti artist myself, I believe that graffiti and street art as a whole gets an undeservingly bad reputation. This is because throughout our history there has been a general misunderstanding of graffiti as a whole. There’s a lack of attention and exposure to the emergence of legal street art and graffiti such as murals, and other types of sanctioned public art. Also, most people don’t recognize the positive underlying message that graffiti has and the positive effects that graffiti and street art has made on our culture. Through these reasons and facts it should prove to our society that graffiti and street art in general shouldn’t be shunned and labeled as “delinquent and destructive” and that its truly art and should be legalized. The first thing that most people think of when the topic of graffiti is brought into conversation is the fact that it is vandalism. This is where the first instance of confusion surfaces, where as the …show more content…
This is by far an incorrect statement, because graffiti and street art has definitely changed the way we live our life. One of the biggest examples of this is how it has effected the advertising industry. Numerous companies have incoroporated difeerent styles of graffiti and street art into their street and billboard

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