Nowadays, graffiti in the form of prints has taken the world by storm. This is the case for graffiti prints, which often follow the same styles, techniques, or even use of materials but on a different scale and on top of a series of different media instead of the typical use of public walls. However, it is, also, possible that artists use other kinds of resources, more usually found inside art studios, such as pens, watercolors, oil paint e.tc, which are not conventionally utilized for the creation of works on the streets. Simultaneously, graffiti in the form of prints digital or handmade allows the artists to take their time and focus on the creative process without having to take into consideration the legal consequences of creating on public sites. Nonetheless, undoubtedly the greatest advantage of prints over traditional graffiti is the fact that it can be exhibited multiply in different parts of the same city or even in a series of different cities or countries worldwide. Finally, graffiti prints seem to a certain extent to last longer in comparison with art that exists exclusively on the streets, where local authorities tend to clean or cover up numerous pieces due to their illegal status. On the other hand, exactly due to their creation behind closed doors, drawings tend to win less visibility, since they are not exposed to the public on an everyday basis. Graffiti emerged in the US during the late 1960s and, naturally, since then till our days, almost 50 years later, this art has gone through a lot of stages of reformation. Aspects of the creative process such as the materials in use and the techniques have evolved tremendously, as well as the perception of graffiti as a respectable form of art. On top of that, the former “writers” or “taggers” are now referred to as artists, a development that arose with the evergrowing institutionalization and commercialization of graffiti. Needless to say, graffiti has never ceased to exist in public sight and with time authorities all over the world have come to accept to a certain extent the presence of it inside the city web. As a result, the legal status of “writing” has enabled artists to experiment more freely with new materials and techniques, a development that has emerged especially during the past decade.
Purchase The Crawler- Black Limited Edition Hand Pulled 2-Color Screenprint Print on 290gsm Arches Rag Paper with Deckled Edges by Cleon Peterson graffiti street artist modern pop art. 2017 Signed & Numbered Limited Edition of 150 Artwork Size 20x26.75 Prints by Cleon Peterson are an edition of 150. Made in June 2017, they are signed and numbered by the artist. Format : 20 x 26,75 inches (50,8 x 66 cm). Cleon Peterson’s world is full of merciless cruelty, chaotic debauchery, and a never-ending struggle to subvert power and oppression. His simple compositions entail complex connotations and an unsettling critique of society’s ever-growing disenfranchisement, isolation, and desperation. Looking at his work, one can easily understand that the artist is not advocating for violence, which he, instead weaponizes in the battle with apathy.
Purchase The Crawler- White Limited Edition Hand Pulled 2-Color Screenprint Print on 290gsm Arches Rag Paper with Deckled Edges by Cleon Peterson graffiti street artist modern pop art. Prints by Cleon Peterson are an edition of 150. Made in June 2017, they are signed and numbered by the artist. Format : 20 x 26,75 inches (50,8 x 66 cm). The art of Peterson has a strong anti-establishment character and anger, as a creative force, is present throughout most of his artworks. The subject of anger is the artist and with his work, he is turning against society’s deepest weariness and malaise. This LA-based artist is the mastermind behind a series of dystopic artworks paintings, prints, sculptures and murals, exhibited in the US, Europe, and Asia.