The term graffiti referred to the inscriptions, figure drawings, and such, found on the walls of ancient sepulchres or ruins, as in the Catacombs of Rome or at Pompeii. The ancient Romans carved graffiti on walls and monuments, examples of which also survive in Egypt. Graffiti in the classical world had different connotations than they carry in today’s society concerning content. Ancient graffiti displayed phrases of love declarations, political rhetoric, and simple words of thought, compared to today’s popular messages of social and political ideals – From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
“GRAFFITI is a spontaneous, free flow expression in a sketchy, whimsical style creating a message to the onlooker. It is a combination of social commentary and political expression. TO MAKE A STATEMENT – this style can profoundly interpret the mood of the times, enabling the artist to make a strong statement on his beliefs and his emotions towards the politics of the day.” Paul Ygartua
IMAGINE (by John Lennon)
Imagine all the people living life in peace,
You may say I’m a dreamer,
But I’m not the only one,
I Hope someday you’ll join us,
And the world will be as one”.
“I was inspired at this time in 2020, with the Pandemic, the Political Turmoil– to express my dismay in our world leaders who continue to disrupt and interrupt political accord. I like the graffiti style as it takes you back to the basics, it is a statement straight from the gut, no frills, right to the point – primitive, gutsy, impulsive and true freedom of expression.
Artists such as Basquiat, and today Banksy–bring political messages to the attention of the public– taking art to the ghetto, to the streets, to normal people, to everyday life. A form of activism, artistic protest, graffiti may be one of the most long-lasting artistic and political protests. Taking over public space, claiming the power of the individual and independent expression. Politics are important, speaking to what is happening in society.”
- Studies — can be one of your studies or one of ours
- Size — generally Paul does 4×4 and larger, can be any size
- Colour — if you prefer certain colours, Paul can work with your colours
- Deposit — we take no deposit until painting is confirmed for purchase
- Upon approval you have a choice to pay 100% or you can decide on a Payment plan
- — Payment Plan — can be divided into a six month plan with no interest
- All paintings, unless local (then stretched) will be rolled and shipped fedex
- Shipping — our price will include tax and shipping
- Price range — starts from $5,000.00
- Commission Confirmed — once confirmed we ship painting to you — if decided to do our Payment Plan
- We take a 25% deposit and then work out monthly payments over time period decided
- Wall Murals, any size. including large foyers, exterior of buildings
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