The earliest exposure I had was in Montreal, I don't know if you've been there, but obviously there are a lot of serious art type ones that are ridiculously huge like entire sides of tall buildings, I was always amazed by those.where I live there are many old building that have been painted all over(graffiti'd) and it looks stunningly good, BUT, those quick black mess tags are abhorring.
Yes I know what you're speaking of, there are numerous buildings which share this feature, ranging from the sides of red-bricked corner stores, to bigger buildings like old breweries downtown, what makes it awesome in my opinion is how you can find those anywhere from so-called poor neighborhoods, as well as downtown, and upper-scale locations(except the upper-upper-scale of course.)The earliest exposure I had was in Montreal, I don't know if you've been there, but obviously there are a lot of serious art type ones that are ridiculously huge like entire sides of tall buildings, I was always amazed by those.
I grew up in NYC where it was the norm for streets, trains, walls, and vans to be filled with graffiti without restraints, that type of graffiti was pretty much a competition between taggers to up each other, just as a human way to mark their spot as dogs and cats do, so it tended to lack much appeal, and many felt it gave off a menacing vibe to it, and since the taggers were mostly involved in gang activities or narcotrafficking, it may have been justified to get uncomfortable around them, since it also was likely that guns were around too.Hey, I'm testing a theory, and I'd like to know your views on graffiti. What do you make of it, unsightly, interesting, you know. So, come on, you can tell me.
My thoughts exactly.I like it in all forms. I grew up in NYC, it makes me feel at home in a way. Even if it's just a shitty tag or throw up, it still sort of resinates with me. You dont get to see those beautiful murals if you dont accept the tags and throw ups which are essentially the artist practicing.