THE POETRY OF GRAFFITI
Aktualisiert: 31. Juli 2019
In June 2019 our sister organisation MasterPeace Wiesbaden teamed up with Manuel Gerullis, founder of MEETING OF STYLES, the yearly event in Mainz-Kastel, Germany, that connects Graffiti artists from all over the world. To create and experience arts is a human act allowing us to perceive a feeling of oneness - a much needed experience in today's world.
MasterPeace Wiesbaden Club members dedicated their time to this year's event to take pictures and interviews of the artists, aiming to spread the word about them. The Story Store offers a platform to share the collected stories of great talent, dedication to art, and the spirit of togetherness.
For more than 3 days Graffiti street-artists and style-writers have turned a place at the rhine river between the two state capitals Mainz and Wiesbaden into a festival of arts. If you want to know more about the long history of graffiti and the different types of it you can check it out here: https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Graffiti
WHY DO WE SEE POETRY IN GRAFFITI?
This year's motto of the Meeting of Styles Germany is "Global Hero" and the event refers to Anne Frank, the child author who was killed during World War II.
Words and pictures are expressions of the mind and the heart. Poets, painters and writers do not always aim to spread a message or to create meaning. Nevertheless they create pieces of beauty that touch our souls - that is poetry in whatever form it may be put into.
Who could be a better promoter of this graffiti project than the famous Lebanese-American poet, painter and philosopher Khalil Gibran (1883-1931)? For this documentary we chose him to be our global hero - for his vision for humanity, his great wisdom and amazing art. His words of beauty will accompany the stories of graffiti artists that we want to present you on this blog - piece by piece in the upcoming weeks. Stay tuned to more poetry of graffiti!
Art arises when the secret vision of the artist and the manifestation of nature agree to find new shapes.