When you hear about spray paint you automatically you think graffiti, yes most people do but there are artist that can create a great work of art manipulating the paint as it is still wet. I was instantly intrigued at one of the stories on how this form of art first came to life. Back in the 1980’s in Mexico City, Ruben “sadot” Fernandez painted in front of his studio as an experiment. He later moved to “La Zona Rosa” and began attracting more people. Other people followed in his footsteps with aerosol spray paint art. I love that he experimented first to see the reaction and his experiment was a success and it is still around today. The paintings that these artists do to someone like me that knew nothing about the process my fist thought is there is no way this is going to be a good piece and to my surprise it is amazing. There is technique to it they can use several tools like spatula, newspaper, cardboards, pencils even fire etc all to create the detail. They start off with lighter spray paints and move on to darker. They seem to just spray the surface they are painting on but their technique is just that natural to them. They have to be precise and if they mess up they need to start all over, they have different layers and textures in one piece. I think spray paint art is amazing when it is art. On the contrary spray painting can be also be vandalism, destruction of property, now that I don’t particularly care for. In different parts of the city we can all see graffiti or “tagging” in slang, most of it is done with bad intensions. They take what is an absolute amazing art and turn it around and make it a nightmare for the persons/business property they are vandalizing.
Do you consider spray painting an art or vandalism?
Have you ever seen a person spray paint an art piece in front of you
Is there a piece that you were amazed by?