Search Results for Tag: graffiti
Express yourself with color
Graffiti has a bad name. It’s often associated with vandalism, out-of-control youth and illegal tags in seedy places.
But for 23-year-old Daria Andert, graffiti can also be an important way for young people to express themselves and connect with their “inner artist.”
The art student from Cologne volunteers with a graffiti project called MittwochsMaler (Wednesday Painters), which holds drawing workshops, and helps aspiring sprayers practice graffiti on a legal wall.
Daria is hoping to deter illegal tagging, and show society graffiti artists shouldn’t be painted with the same brush as vandals.
Listen to the report by Natalie Muller in Cologne:
DateTuesday 07.01.2014 | 13:52
Cape Town artist beautifies local quarter
The Woodstock neighborhood in Cape Town was once a thriving industrial area, but as the factories closed down it became more known for crime, gangs and drugs. Now the area is changing once again – this time for the better. Responsible for some of the more colorful changes is a young artist known as FreddySam who is working to uplift the area one mural at a time.
Listen to the report by Kim Chakanetsa in Cape Town:
DateTuesday 19.03.2013 | 13:32
TagsAfrica, art, Cape Town, graffiti, South Africa, street art
Afghan street artist longs to share her work
A 23-year-old Afghan graffiti artist longs to share her work at home, but she faces harsh restrictions. Instead, she sets up private exhibitions to give other women courage to be bold and colorful.
DateWednesday 07.12.2011 | 12:42
TagsAfghanistan, art, graffiti, Kabul, Middle East