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Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by trackstand, Aug 24, 2005.

  1. trackstand

    trackstand Senior Member

    Joined: Jun 21, 2004 Messages: 2,262 Likes Received: 3
  2. FunktionOne

    FunktionOne Member

    Joined: Jun 30, 2000 Messages: 589 Likes Received: 0
    I like it when people smarter than me voice similar opinions openly.. so I can just go "yeah, that's right!"
  3. Orgasm Addict

    Orgasm Addict New Jack

    Joined: Jan 28, 2005 Messages: 98 Likes Received: 0
    Street art = the annoying little brother to graffiti, haha!

    Whoever believes graffiti is boring has not lived in New York or Los Angeles.
  4. SF1

    SF1 Elite Member

    Joined: Apr 25, 2003 Messages: 4,866 Likes Received: 5
    It's weird when they try to talk to you at a party or whatever cause you write graff and they think they're in the same game or something, then you ask them who they are and they're like "I do such and such stencils" or "I do such and such wheat past" then you realize that they did their shit over you or one of your boys tags or whatever and you get up in their face ready to fight like "what the fuck are thinking!" and they get all scared like a little girl and it looks like they might piss their pants or something then you almost feel bad cause beating them up would be like hitting a girl so you just scream at them to knock it off. Then they usually "knock it off" all together and you never see their shit again. When really all they had to do was stop going over graff. :shook: :clown3:
  5. Tough Love

    Tough Love Senior Member

    Joined: Oct 10, 2004 Messages: 1,894 Likes Received: 2
    We have to start asking questions and stop accepting everything on the walls as good. We need to ask ourselves why it is important that this is outdoors? Would this be any good if it weren’t? Why does it matter that this is done where and how it was? How is this new and, most importantly, why should I care?

  6. shai

    shai Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: Jan 6, 2003 Messages: 17,602 Likes Received: 707
    whatever...it's here to stay. some of it is impressive but i don't consider it graff. i'm just glad more people are creative and doing things instead of watching tv. that's the new hipster thing to do.
  7. gren1 bnc

    gren1 bnc Senior Member

    Joined: Nov 19, 2004 Messages: 1,010 Likes Received: 0
    say what? what a stupid website. why do we need a website to tell us what people think, when we already know!?
  8. Herbivore

    Herbivore Senior Member

    Joined: Oct 12, 2004 Messages: 1,431 Likes Received: 1
    who said anything about graffiti being boring?

  9. http://www.streetartblows.com/proanti.htm

  10. Weapon X

    Weapon X 12oz Loyalist

    Joined: Sep 6, 2002 Messages: 14,905 Likes Received: 202
    LOL - poignant.

    SF1's post is pretty funny, too.
  11. destroya

    destroya Senior Member

    Joined: Sep 30, 2002 Messages: 1,714 Likes Received: 2
    i could swear b0b posted this a while back. but yeah, :$:.
  12. EnimeeOne

    EnimeeOne Member

    Joined: Feb 21, 2005 Messages: 404 Likes Received: 0
    I have written long and painfull posts about why most street art is shit.
    The basics of it is this.
    Lets say you make a stencil of Al Pacino shooting a gun or somthing, you make it in the comfort of your own home, then when you take it to the streets of your city it looks the same in a back street or on the busiest intersection in the middle of the city.
    This removes the element of Context , one of the necessary ingredients to call "art" art.
    Now dont get me wrong there are some street artists that have been clever enough to figure this out and place context sensitive artwork around the city. BUT... The majority dont have a clue.
    Therefore 99.9% of street art blows goats.
  13. High Priest

    High Priest Elite Member

    Joined: Jan 1, 2002 Messages: 4,928 Likes Received: 4
    Hey, let's be honest here - most of you would suck regardless if you were doing graffiti or street art (What's the distinct seperation there again?). The issue isnt so much that all street art sucks, or that the medium make's it any less worth while. It's an issue of pref. I see far more shitty handstyle's and poorly painted throw's and pieces all over LA then i do poster's or stencil's and id much rather have the people that lack can control putting up things that can be easily torn down or written over.

    *By the way, if you walk around deaming everything you do "art" you might as well get a bowl cut and start styling that shit to the side.

    *Sorry for typo's, Get butthurt.
  14. EnimeeOne

    EnimeeOne Member

    Joined: Feb 21, 2005 Messages: 404 Likes Received: 0
    Yeah man fair call.
    The seperation is that one is created on the spot reflecting its context directly.. eg back street paint as long as you want, Subway system paint for 5 mins no more.
    Yes sure it is a matter of preference but Im assuming im discussing this with other writers therefore I am posting with a particular audience in mind.
    If I was to address this shit to everyone, without trying to piss anyone off, it would be a different story all together.
    On the art subject, Now I know you Yanks (im assuming your american) throw around the term "art fag" like its going out of fasion, but think about it. Some kid creeping into a train yard, In order to do this he has watched security for hours if not days to figure the place out. He is now tresspassing in a place that most terrorists would have wet dreams over, and what does he do .. Pulls out 6 tins of paint and starts painting a fuckin picture.
    Lets call things for what they are mate, this hyperthetical kid is not a thug or gangster as some would like to think. He is creating art!
    Now just because I acknolegde I am participating in this artform doesnt mean I want to grow a beard, wear trucker hats and flip flops and exhibit my shit with people standing around drinking wine and eating crackers and cheese!! Far from it.
  15. MrChupacabra

    MrChupacabra 12oz Loyalist

    Joined: Oct 10, 2001 Messages: 10,940 Likes Received: 683
    fucking awesome.