Graffiti Stenciling is an urban art form familiar to us all. Whether it’s to our liking or not, if you live in the city you’ll see it everywhere.
Almost anywhere in the world you’ll probably find graffiti. Graffiti art is usually more common in big cities, the reality is that it can occur in almost anywhere.
The problem with graffiti art is the question of whether it's really art, or just vandalism. This isn't an easy question to answer, simply because there are so many different types of graffiti and so many different tastes or opinions judging it. Plus some of it is simply a monochrome collection of letters, known as a tag, with little artistic merit. Because it's quick to produce and small, it is one of the most widespread and prevalent forms of graffiti.
I want to share with you these two videos about graffiti stenciling because in my opinion they are art. They extend far beyond just a tag and even watching the videos is very enjoyable. The artist is
Logan Hicks Timelapse for NuArt 09 -
“Sailor” by Logan Hicks and Brooklyn Street Art
As mentioned earlier, graffiti art takes on many forms. Check out these
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