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Urban Graffiti

 

What is the art of spray painting called?

Urban Graffiti is a type of street art that is typically drawn within the public view, often illegally, on billboards, street signs, subway trains, buildings, walls, and boxcars. Rather than using paintbrushes, spray paint artists use aerosol cans to apply coats of spray paint to an intended surface.

What is the difference between spray paint and graffiti?

This is because graffiti is a type of street art that uses walls and outdoor surfaces as a canvas, as opposed to a regular painting canvas or paper. Instead, spray paints are used for a specific effect. Spray paints dry quickly and are good to use over a range of different surfaces. Graffiti artists are known to use spray paint because the medium is quick, permanent, and portable. The origin of the product, however, dates back to 1949, when it was designed for the very practical purpose of applying aluminum paint coatings to radiators.

Is Graffiti Art Or A Crime? 

It is considered vandalism and illegal. Graffiti may be regarded as artistic expression, but it can also have positive outcomes.

Frank Styles - Fine Artist

A multidiscipline artist based in the the North East of England, covering the UK and Europe, specializing in large scale anamorphic artworks in paint and vinyl. Frank Styles is a freehand spray painter based in North East England. Frank has 20 years painting under his belt and also has 10 years experience facilitating graffiti workshops, is fully insured and DBS checked. Available for commission.

Contact: frank@frankstyles.com
+44 (0) 7453 551099

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