Have you ever walked through the city to look at the graffiti painted across the brick walls in alleyways and on the sides of buildings? It’s a moving experience for an artist and art lovers. While some people don’t put much thought into tagging a building with spray paints, others use their creative flow to compose a symphony of colors to inspire the city. At The Rosella, we support those inspirational urban artists with commissioned collections of custom graffiti artwork. We want to showcase their creativity and uniqueness to the public in ways that foster a passion for art and bring new appreciation to graffiti as an art form.
Did you know that cave painting is considered the earliest form of graffiti? They told stories in illustrations that often told of the hardships and events of the lives of the artists. That was well over 30,000 years ago. And while artists (usually) don’t paint with berries and crude sticks anymore, there’s still the driving desire to tell stories for communities through artwork. That’s the kind of passion and uniqueness we hope to highlight and encourage at The Rosella.
Is Graffiti an Art Form?
There have been decades of debate on whether graffiti is art or vandalism. Truth be told, it can be both. Intention matters. The graffiti artworks that we commission have purpose and creative intention, making them an innate art form because that’s what the artist intended. Every bold swipe of color, every word, and image has an evocative message.
As an art form, graffiti often draws inspiration from some of the world’s most well-known contemporary art movements. Influences like surrealism, abstract expressionism, and pop art are often prevalent in artists’ unique graffiti stylings.
The Rosella aims to help artists and art lovers alike through appreciation and encouragement. We want to inspire and motivate. For more information about what we do, who we are, and our collections of custom graffiti artwork, give us a call at (425) 470-6145.