The art of the unseen
The main thing about street art is that, since it is considered illegal in a lot of place, it is most often done in
places that are hard to reach, or at least places where you cannot do everything out in the open. Street artists are
often all go unseen, maintaining an anonymity that might afford them fame, but ironically never in the sense that they
get to enjoy that fame. Graffiti is in its own and unique way, one of the purest expressions of the heart, and like most
true things, is often found in places both hidden and unexpected. Share this deep sentiment with a motif that will
combine conversation and décor perfectly? in the form of graffiti & street art framed prints.
Graffiti & street art framed prints individuality
This kind of art is not just limited to what is scrawled in public places and on the walls of the underground. It is an
artform with rules just like any other, and to its practitioners and their audience, perhaps all the more precious
because after all, most graffiti is removed fairly quickly by authorities. A strange and unique energy permeates through
graffiti, much like you will see in graffiti & street art framed prints. The world’s most famous graffiti and street
artist, known only as Banksy, has a rather unique reputation. Nobody knows Banksy’s real name or where exactly he came
from, but they do know his art. A framed print of a piece of street art also has to speak for itself, because it cannot
rest on the reputation of the artist, which is what makes graffiti & street art framed prints so flexible and solitary.
An art that speaks
When you look at pieces of graffiti or street art in just the right way, you realise that what you initially thought was
just random colours and shapes, are actually words and phrases. Many pieces of street art are just words, scrawled over
each other in a way that seems haphazard, until all you see is a blur that suddenly coalesces into a concrete message.
Whether it is names or poems written over and across each other, the art in this case is the message, as you will see in
graffiti & street art framed prints. In many ways, this can even be considered the modern equivalent of calligraphy. If
you look at the calligraphy of old, the message was the art, and the art was the message. Both of them together, became
something almost transcendental and all the more meaningful. Check out graffiti & street art framed prints like Hip Hop
Graffiti or Music Love Graffiti to see what we are talking about.
The attitude in graffiti & street art framed prints
Since street artists work outside the boundaries of the traditional art scene, they are often willing to take risks with
their work that no traditional artist would even consider. They can go primal, using combinations of colour and forms to
say whatever their message of the moment is, without worrying about the implications of whether it will sell, or whether
it will be understood. It is a personal act, despite being so public, and a glimpse of the spirit of a city, town or
neighbourhood. When you get graffiti & street art framed prints from Photowall's collection, what you are also getting is
a snapshot of the spirit of a place at one moment in time. Graffiti Gateway in Berlin 2 is a beautifully nostalgic
example of that.