quarta-feira, 26 de junho de 2019

Respect for Other People's Property

"Due to my age I have had a marked guilty knowledge and more respect for other people's property. That's why I prefered my work to be placed on motorway bridges and demolition houses. Nevertheless I got busted sometime and got, to my taste, a very high and unjustified fine."

Tasso (Ma'Claim Crew)

domingo, 23 de junho de 2019

A Political Movement?

"Many cultural theorists like to frame cultural forms such as graffiti and rap as political movements, expressing the voices of the oppressed. This does a disservice to both politics and art. True political movements, from the civil rights movement to the grassroots organizing of the right wing, are serious enterprises, laboriously put together and self-consciously directed to specific political ends. These movements sometimes adopt art forms, but they are not generated by them."

Richard Florida

quinta-feira, 20 de junho de 2019

ArteMar Cascais

Há anos que este painel, virado para o mar, se mantinha vazio e sujo. 

Íamos pintá-lo inteiro, até que reparamos que no seu canto inferior direito havia uma nota de homenagem a DJ Bernas (Bernardo Pinto), músico morto em 2017. Optamos por conservá-la. R.I.P.

quarta-feira, 19 de junho de 2019

Graffiti Has An Ethic Code

"You have the new guys that are out there and they don’t know what they’re doing. They’re writing on people’s garages, they’re writing on people’s cars and vans and they’re writing on people’s gates. I don’t appreciate that. If you’re gonna get into graffiti, you better learn the rules of graffiti."

SONIC (legendary american graffiti writer)

domingo, 16 de junho de 2019

Distanciamento paisagístico

Na perspectiva atmosférica o colorido esbate-se e vai progressivamente perdendo saturação.

Os tamanhos diminuem, as manchas fundem-se, desmancham-se os detalhes dos contornos.

Acontece a profundidade. A tinta do mundo pinta a distância.

sexta-feira, 14 de junho de 2019

Intriguing Insights

"Graffiti is a form of communication that is both personal and free of the everyday social restraints that normally prevent people from giving uninhibited reign to their thoughts. As such, these sometimes crude inscriptions offer some intriguing insights into the people who author them and into the society in which these people belong."

Alexander J. Peden

quinta-feira, 13 de junho de 2019

Take The Streets

"Nobody can give you freedom. Nobody can give you equality or justice or anything. If you're a man, you take it."

Malcolm X

quarta-feira, 12 de junho de 2019


"When I was a kid, sometimes I would look straight into the sun. Yes, I know that wasn’t the smartest thing to do, but I did it anyway. I tilted my face to the sky, and in a test of wills, it was Me vs. The Sun. So, with my retinas on fire, I danced my eyes around the edges of the sun, trying to see what I shouldn’t. I didn’t really see the sun so much as I felt the sun. I felt its warmth on my face and my skin, and received this sort of affirmation. I breathed deeply and thought, “I am HERE.”

That same idea fuels graffiti art. I am here. That is the rock, the foundation for the movement, the crews, and individual practitioners. It is that passion to experience all of life’s ups and downs and share those experiences with the world through your own unique prism. That is the soul of graffiti art."

Scape Martinez