Walking the Cerro Alegre, a hill named for its gardens in Valparaiso, Chile, I encountered some impressive graffiti. Of course, graffiti has the potential to be an ugly, destructive act, but this graffiti was art. I was delighted by the creativity and talent that I saw in these works. Some of the photos: [nggallery id=36]
In recent years, street art has become a popular way for people to express beauty, political views, and humor without having to struggle for elbow room in elite galleries. Using the urban landscape as a canvas has enhanced the messages of these artists, through the unexpected and sometimes ironic physical context of their creations.
Up and coming graffiti artists to look out for:
Tristan Manco Stencil Graffiti