Today graffiti is going through a process of extreme institutionalization and commercialization and the previously used “writer” tends to be replaced by the term “street artist”. No matter these differences, though, one of the elements that have remained intact since the 1960s is the motivation of the artists to reach as many people as possible, whether this is realized on the streets or through museum exhibitions. No matter its controversial history, it is less and less viewed as a form of vandalism. Of course, in some cases, graffiti works still end up cleaned and removed on the spot from public or private spaces. On the other hand, some regions focus on the artistic aspect of it and take care of protecting and maintaining specific public pieces. Graffiti art is an ever-evolving form of expression that has its roots in the 1960s and 1970s. Over the years, it has developed into a complex and diverse art form, with numerous trends emerging and evolving. Here are some of the current trends in graffiti art: Street Art: Street art is a trend in graffiti art that has become increasingly popular in recent years. It involves large-scale murals and installations that are often created with spray paint, stencils, and other materials. Street art is often created with a social or political message and is designed to engage and challenge the viewer. 3D Graffiti: 3D graffiti is a trend that has emerged in recent years, which involves creating optical illusions that make the artwork appear three-dimensional. This is often achieved using shading and perspective techniques to create the illusion of depth and dimension. Calligraffiti: Calligraffiti is a trend in graffiti art that involves blending calligraphy and graffiti techniques. It is characterized by the use of elegant, flowing script and is often used to create large-scale murals with a message. Wildstyle: Wildstyle is a complex and intricate style of graffiti art that involves the use of overlapping letters and shapes, as well as intricate patterns and designs. Wildstyle is often used to create pieces that are difficult to read and are designed to challenge the viewer. Sticker Graffiti: Sticker graffiti is a trend in graffiti art that involves creating stickers with a message or design and then placing them in public spaces. Sticker graffiti is often used to make political or social statements, and it is becoming increasingly popular as a form of street art. Graffiti Sculptures: Graffiti sculptures are three-dimensional pieces of art that are created using a combination of traditional sculpture techniques and graffiti art. They are often created with found objects and are designed to make a statement or draw attention to a particular issue or idea. Guerilla Art: Guerilla art is a trend in graffiti art that involves creating art in public spaces without permission. It is often used as a form of protest or to draw attention to a particular issue or idea. Guerilla artists typically work quickly and anonymously, and their art is often removed by authorities soon after it is created. Exploring the Diverse and Evolving Trends of Graffiti Art Graffiti art continues to evolve and develop, with new trends emerging all the time. It remains a powerful and provocative form of artistic expression, with the ability to challenge and engage viewers in a wide range of social and political issues.
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