Friday, July 4, 2014

One of the problem in Davao City is vandalism. It is visible in the streets, buildings, overpasses, and other  public and private establishments. Despite this, the city government of Davao maintained the city’s cleanliness by repainting the said areas and placing CCTV cameras to monitor the people behind vandalism.

Not all vandals were repainted. Some turned into art which adds to the city’s unique beauty. As I walked along MacArthur Highway, particularly in Matina Town Square, a visually entertaining and eye catching figures were painted on the walls. I admired the artist who made the art wall because they made the broken wall into an artistic masterpiece.

According to Wikipedia Street art is visual art created in public locations, usually unsanctioned artwork executed outside of the context of traditional art venues. The term gained popularity during the graffiti art boom of the early 1980s and continues to be applied to subsequent incarnations.

Street art exists worldwide. Large cities and regional towns of the world are home to some form of street art community, from which pioneering artists or forerunners of particular mediums or techniques emerge. Internationally known street artists travel between such locations to promote and exhibit their artwork.




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