Sunday, October 4, 2009

Stencil Pieces and Graffiti

Stencil Pieces and Graffiti in Buenos Aires, Argentina
A main characteristic of street art is the "temporary" aspect which is naturally associated with this art form. With each new tour through the city you will discover new graffiti and stencil pieces. Wherever you come across street art today it may be painted over or sandblasted away tomorrow. This transitory nature makes street art so interesting. By the time you're done with this post, new stencils and graffiti will surely be added on some walls somewhere in Buenos Aires.

11 comments:

Martina said...

That's the interesting thing with graffitti, isn't it?
And these are really special, stencils, graffitti, a sticker, some tags - a wall like a book. Every passerby can make up his own story.

Jacob said...

I think I've expressed my thoughts about this stuff before...methinks some people ought to get a life and leave public/private property alone!

Leif Hagen said...

Hey, freedom of expression if it's in certain places! Funky, weird art! We don't get graffiti in my city - or at least that I've seen!

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

I think that there should be designated places for graffit so people would express their creativity there, and leave the rest of the city untouched by graffiti.

But part of the thrill is probably doing something that is not permitted.

In our area of Costa Rica, there was a big issue with someone painting a skull and the words "gringo" on bridges and other places. Costa Ricans were worried that tourists would be upset by the graffiti and think that they were not welcmoe. They caught the people doing it. They turned out to be a couple of young people from the USA who were advertising a new clothing brand with that name and logo.

Semi said...

El arte siempre es arte, y si es inmediato mejor. Esto no es contradictorio con el respeto tanto a la propiedad colectiva (Prioritaria) como la privada, no obstante, cuando esta última presenta un estado lamantable, se agradece unos toques de color, humor, crítica o mensaje. La piel de la ciudad se renueva

Your EG Tour Guide said...

It's interesting to watch graffiti wear away and be replaced with new pieces ... if the work is truly artistic. Some of it, though, is simply vandalism - ugly and obscene. I think this piece is interesting.

Hilda said...

You have some very talented graffiti artists!

B SQUARED said...

I echo Jacob's comment.

Per Stromsjo said...

Would you want this on your own wall?

AB said...

Are graffiti sprayers always so skimpily dressed in Buenos Aires?

peenkfrik said...

Graffiti is probably one of the best form of expression. Unfortunately, I don't much luck yet in finding very interesting street art in my own town. But I'm not giving up.