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The term ‘graffiti’ comes from the Greek term “graphein”, which means ‘to write’. It is believed that graffiti has been existed since people started drawing pictures in caves.
Graffiti has blown through different social motives and implications and has been trying to find its existence in its society.
While many people connect graffiti with vandalism, for some people graffiti is a way to express their feeling. More than just a form of visual art, for them, graffiti is a way of shouting out. For them, graffiti is a way of sharing. For them, graffiti is a way of letting other people to see, to acknowledge and to understand the truth behind the pictures they draw.
References:
“The Culture and Politics of Graffiti Art” by Timothy Werwath (2006).