Urban culture, such as graffiti art, is gaining a new sense of, dare I say, respect in the contemporary art scene. No longer is graffiti art solely a hooligan’s trademark; now artist’s such as Banksy are celebrated and their artworks can go for millions.
It is a step in the right direction since (most) graffiti art is the ultimate form of self expression. No limitations via a canvas. The world is their canvas.
Gallery spaces are now turning into sage places for artists dabbling in graffiti inspired works via digital painting, or even graffiti artists themselves. On July 19, 2013, Wall Space Gallery will be hosting such a graffiti inspired event, Night Light Masquerade, which will feature live digital art painting from artist Stefan Thompson, projections from Samuel Arsenault-Brassard, and mural painting from WXRDS GNG, with CPI acting as DJ for the event. A cornucopia of urban delights. This mixture of digital art and technology is an homage to the style, process and scale of graffiti art.
Truly worth giving graffiti art a second chance.