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Chicago's Graffiti Art And Street Art
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© Christine Till
Most artists take the mainstream approach and paint on canvas or carve from stone, but some take vast strides off the beaten path to create unusually creative Graffiti Art And Street Art that appeals to our subversive selves or our inner geek. From 3D, light and reverse graffiti to steampunk art, fashion and design here are some ways in which non-standard artists create works that challenge conventional thinking.
Graffiti art is more than something kids do out of boredom. It's more than defacing buildings and train cars. Graffiti, despite its choice of canvas that may be a source of annoyance and anger for the owners of such properties, is a form of art that often makes a societal statement. Some graffiti, though, is just fun expression with no particular message except to elicit awe, even laughs, by those who love it.
Graffiti is a largely misunderstood art form, if indeed the people will even accept it as one, but as the nature of mass communication has changed and as information technology has evolved so too have the means, modes and subject matter of what used to be a much simpler subversive form of urban artistic expression.
March 27th, 2013
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