As some of you may know from previous posts, we’re big fans of graffiti when it’s clever and executed with craft. Recently on a trip through South America we observed some evolutions in graffiti that were fresh (to us at least). Today’s post reviews five graffiti methods that got our attention.
Pixel Graffiti: The massive amount of tiled walls in Sao Paulo are put to use with this method of graffiti which obeys the rules of the grid. It’s like graffiti for the anal retentive.
Framing: Frames are either painted on or the physical constraints of the site are used as a framing technique. The embankment walls in Santiago become colorful, lively canvases for graffiti.
Storylines: Entire stories are told on the long canvases of these walls in Rio de Janeiro.
Political statements and protests: This graffiti in Rio de Janeiro criticized political figures and policy.
Hybrid Graffiti: This work in Sao Paulo combines free form graffiti with a template graffiti – a modified Banksy graffiti of sorts.
[All photos by BUILD LLC]