Graffiti is a form of art
which is defined as
a drawing or
writing scratched on a wall or other surface. Graffiti has
existed at least since the days of
ancient civilizations, such as
Ancient Greece and the
Empire. It has evolved over time into what is
known as "modern graffiti"; the public defacing of a surface
using spray paint, markers, or other materials.
Graffiti is made Illegal in
most of the countries around the world, especially in UK,
anti social behaviour act in 2003, is Britainís
latest anti graffiti
2004 the keep Britain tidy campaign called for anti graffiti
laws, and also supported the issues such as fining those
people who are doing graffiti, and banning sales of spray
painting also arresting graffiti artists. the government
policies also condemned using graffiti in advertising or
having them in music videos.
The excuse was
that, the real-world experience of graffiti stood far
removed from its often-portrayed, so to back the campaign,
Blair, signed a charter which stated:
Graffiti is not art, it's crime !
lets ask our
selves, why is it a crime? does it hurt any body, doest it
tax any body, is graffiti the cause of the war and poverty
in world is it causing child labour ? and the surprise is
that all those things are not illegal.
Its a crime
because graffiti became a battle filled for radical left
youth in UK, as you go down the streets of the working class
areas, and poor living condition areas you will witness
this, as i am one of those witnesses. There are hundreds of
(Anti capitalism, Anti war, Anti privatisation, Anti fascist
graffitiís, and most of the social and political issues in
It become a
political art that young people are carrying it in Britain,
as people in societies thatís run by the right wing
policies, cannot get their massage across, cannot get what
they needed for living. Oppressed people are getting more
oppressed day by day, by those right wing policies.
government policies are thatís what people get (war, crime,
poverty and racism ). So itís banned and made illegal
because its peoples voice for a better life and young people
are the key for those changes.
Graffiti is revolutionary like the
surrealist art I represented in and any revolution might be
considered a crime. People who are oppressed or suppressed
need an outlet, so they write on wallsóitís free... By
Graffiti artist .