street art that may just change your take on graffiti
Graffiti, or street art as it is now being termed, is a truly polarising subject; people tend to love it or loathe it and there’s often no middle ground. For me, I tend to sit on the fence because I believe good graffiti is a true work of art. It’s often the more casual attempts at graffiti, that are more scribbled than they are stylish, that ruin it for the art as a whole.
Having moved from the eastern suburbs to the inner west of Sydney over Christmas has exposed me to a tonne of street art. For the most part, I love it. The work you see in this post is mostly from a laneway I live by and a few other key spots in Newtown that have clearly been laid aside for street artists to do their thing with.
The street art I see near my home certainly makes the suburb rather colourful and makes it feel all the more creative. Though having grown up in Sydney’s outer west, I have seen my fair share of bad, sloppy and offensive text and imagery in graffiti (I think they call it tagging) that can truly leave a bad taste in your mouth.
But for the most part, especially when it results in the imagery you see in this post, I think graffiti rocks. What do you think?