To continue the theme from the previous painting, I’m taking my inspiration from graffiti for my next piece.
I came across this statement recently: “Art began as paint on walls”
Since the start of human history, we have felt the need to leave our mark; we are made with the knowledge that expressing ourselves through visual communications is vital for our emotional wellbeing.
I took this photo on my first trip to New York. I love the colour and shapes within shapes. It will work well as a starting point for this painting.
I love the idea that wherever we go we leave a physical record in the memory of the place; whoever passes through leaves a trace of themselves behind.
We might express what's on the surface, but might also feel free to express deeper emotions due to graffiti's anonymity.
I want to focus on lettering, composition and creating depth. I may throw a little stencilling into the mix too.
Check back tomorrow to see the result!