Graffiti is an art form that can be found on walls and public spaces. The art can range from simple written words to elaborate wall paintings. It has a long history that dates back to ancient Greece and Egypt. It can also be traced to medieval English churches. It can be used to beautify neighborhoods, as well.
In the 1980s, New York artists gained notoriety for their graffiti artwork. Their work became popular with the art world’s fascination with outsider artists. Some cities introduced mural programs and many jurisdictions sought to ban graffiti. It was closely associated with gangs, as the symbols were used to identify territory, as well as boasting about crimes committed by gang members.
One of the first graffiti artists to become famous was Keith Haring. He is considered a pioneer in the street art movement. He is now a highly successful painter. He is still known for his “Hense” tag.
During his teen years, he grew interested in graffiti. However, he didn’t seek attention for his early work. He decided to concentrate on his personal art. He has been displaying his work locally and internationally. He has also been featured in numerous museums.
His most famous works feature five identical boys raising their hands and a Nike logo. He has also been known to create stencils that denounce various forms of injustice.
He is based in Berlin. He uses a variety of mediums to create his art, including graffiti, sculpture, and painting. He was one of 11 artists invited to create a music video for U2’s album Films of Innocence.
He has worked with several international artists, including Pichi and Avo. His work incorporates urban art and modern painting. He has been a member of the prestigious Tats Cru group, which is based in Brooklyn. He is also known for his work on graffiti-styled containers.
He has won awards for his work. He has also directed hundreds of videos for other artists. He has exhibited his work in commercial and residential spaces, as well as museums. His style is unique and unforgettable. He aims to help protect the environment and encourage awareness of pollution.
He has also painted a number of large scale murals. He has been commissioned by the City of Montreal and the U.S. Government’s Works Progress Administration. He also has been invited to decorate the Krog Street Tunnel, a tourist attraction. His designs are reminiscent of ancient Greek art.
He is also known for his 3D sculptures. He has been featured in museums and galleries all over the world. He has a business selling his work. He grew up in Atlanta. His most prominent works are located in the Old 4th Ward, a neighborhood once known for its lower middle class citizens. It is now an affluent gentrification area.
His work has been featured in the Atlanta Art Museum, Creative Loafing Magazine, and on television. His murals can be seen on walls all over the world. He is the proud father of four boys.