I love art in all of its forms, but nothing is purer than the bold expression of street murals and graffiti renditions. I can’t say when I became interested in this type of art. I think it may have something to do with the fact that it’s considered taboo and even criminal in most parts and simply appealed to the rebel in me.
Graffiti, in particular, is the raw expression of social causes, grievances, joys and disdain with the system or government, the world or just the unfiltered state of someone’s mind at a given time. It’s real and honest and is neither right nor wrong. It has a purpose and it’s up to the audience to figure it out or not. At the end of the day, there’s really no consensus needed because the artist isn’t asking for it. Their message stands on its own merit and isn’t seeking approval from anyone.
It’s fitting that Miami would be open such displays of grandeur; a short drive around the city will quickly inform you that they are not afraid of color or bold statements. How can you not admire that?