Following up on his article on the iconic Long Bien Bridge being "bombed" again, Burchett, an Australian painter, spoke to VnExpress International about graffiti as street art instead of vandalism. Graffiti has been elevated to street art in many places around the world. So what do you have against street art? Not every sound is music and not every splash of color or doodle is art. I am no expert on "urban art," "street art," "graffiti art" or whatever you want to call it, but I am an expert on mural art, I have a Masters Degree in that rather specialized field and have been practicing it for many years. Man's earliest form of artistic expression was on the walls of caves. With their very first attempts at depicting their world, humans created masterpieces of visual expression we call art that have been preserved to this day. That art is as beautiful, alive and dynamic today as when it was first painted, tens of thousands of years ago. On the other hand, when today’s filmmakers … [Read more...] about No fine line between vandalism and street art in Hanoi
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PUBLISHED: 07:32 10 May 2019 | UPDATED: 07:32 10 May 2019 Caroline Culot A cat which has appeared on a junction box by the road. Pic: Archant. A mystery graffiti artist has struck again - but is it vandalism or a burgeoning business? One of the cats which has appeared on the Brodland Northway. Pic: Archant.The enigmatic culprit creating character cats by the NDR in Norwich has added something new to the repertoire.Motorists using the NDR have been bemused by the appearances of large colourful cats whose cheeky faces have been springing up in different places en route since first spotted by this newspaper two months ago.Now, next to one of the large felines daubed over one of the bridges, a second, smaller cat has appeared along with a website address for the Eastern Daily Press. The new cat which has appeared on one of the bridges on the Broadland Northway. Pic: Archant.MORE: One of Norwich's oldest buildings re-opens as a wedding venueWhether the artist - … [Read more...] about Graffiti or street art? More cats have appeared along the NDR.
Popular spot: Part of the wall on Phùng Hưng Street. VNS Photo Đoàn Tùng Viet Nam News Đào Mai Phương The rising number of murals has breathed new life into Hà Nội’s streets, however, artists and art-lovers warn that poor paintings popping up all over the city are threatening the value of street art as well as the capital’s image. Around 10 years ago, a ’ceramic mosaic mural’ was put up along the Red River dyke in Hà Nội. The impressive stretch of art runs from Trần Khánh Dư Street in Hai Bà Trưng District to Nghi Tàm in Tây Hồ District, marking a milestone for street art in the capital city. It is not hard today to find hundreds of walls covered with paintings on daily life, historical scenes and landscapes. Streets with murals include Phùng Hưng, Phan Đình Phùng, Duy Tân, Hồ Tùng Mậu, … [Read more...] about Rampant wall painting threatens street art: artists
By Madalyn Mendoza, mySanAntonio.com Published 2:59 pm CDT, Friday, October 26, 2018 The first phase 1 of the San Antonio Street Art Initiative is a Nov. 3 unveiling of 16 murals by 16 local artists at the Interstate 35 underpass where Quincy and St. Mary's streets meet. The first phase 1 of the San Antonio Street Art Initiative is a Nov. 3 unveiling of 16 murals by 16 local artists at the Interstate 35 underpass where Quincy and St. Mary's streets meet. Photo: Courtesy, San Antonio Street Art Initiative The first phase 1 of the San Antonio Street Art Initiative is a Nov. 3 unveiling of 16 murals by 16 local artists at the Interstate 35 underpass where Quincy and St. Mary's streets meet. The first phase 1 of the San Antonio Street Art Initiative is a Nov. 3 unveiling of 16 murals by 16 local artists at the Interstate 35 underpass where Quincy and St. Mary's streets meet. … [Read more...] about San Antonio Street Art Initiative launches with new public art space, goals for the city
BERLIN, Germany - In the Philippine setting, graffiti is still traditionally seen as vandalism, where public property is defaced by random scribbles written by juvenile delinquents, or by protesters writing their political slogans. There are already some instances where companies hire artists to create murals on their buildings’ walls and the walkways of Makati City feature different artistic styles, but graffiti as street art is still a small movement in the country. In contrast, Europe has embraced street art as a medium of expression on a large scale. As Germany celebrated the fall of the Berlin Wall last Wednesday, one would marvel at the transformation it has undergone from being a physical and emotional barrier between a divided country to becoming a symbol of unity all over the world. I was only 6 when the wall was torn down, too young to realize the impact of such a global event, but to see the resulting expression of freedom through the art that has … [Read more...] about Street art as an expression of freedom in Germany and the Philippines