Before moving to Louisville a few years ago I had a strong bias against graffiti and the artists who produced it. Not only did I think it was a bunch of hooligans running around but I automatically associated graffiti with gang violence. Once I met a few artists I realized it has nothing to do with gangs, but the big question is should it be considered art?
Vandalism is something that I have never been a victim of, but would be really pissed if I owned a business and someone destroyed the side of it with a tag. Such as this one.
When talking to graffiti artist Wisk he says that a tag takes no effort and is just a quick way to get the artist’s name out, an actual piece is where the art is.