This disruptive, colorful, and presumptuous folk art style has permeated walls for centuries, even in Houston. Modern graffiti has existed since the 1960s, when gangs or “gangs” created social order by preserving writing and began to spray paint names and messages on walls, as expressions of protest, violence or leisure. Undoubtedly, graffiti has become a more popular and accepted art style through its appearance in clothing, commercials, music covers, computer font styles, public art murals, and more. Much of Houston's graffiti scene corresponds to the rise of the hip hop scene, as rappers such as Bun B, Slim Thug and others have highlighted local graffiti artists and have represented their works of art in music videos and album covers.
Angel Quesada, Art Car Parade, CSAW, Daniel Anguilu, Gonzo, GONZO247, Graffiti, Houston Market Square, Kelyne Reis, Menil Collection, Nimra Haroon, The Urban Animals. The Bigger Change project is a collaboration between an inner-city economic development organization, a global non-profit arts organization, an energy company, and a Harris County commissioner. A year and a few changes later, the ambitious vision has come true. In total, the project features 9 murals created by 10 street artists, including three Houstonians.
A committee of artistic leaders from Houston spoke on the issues, including green energy, climate change, social equity and education for all. The desire to unite people through shared values drove the selection process. The objective of the mural is to raise awareness about the importance of education for people from different backgrounds, both regionally and nationally. The mural was made possible by the impetus of Harris County Commissioner Rodney Ellis and the support of Harris County Attorney Christian Menefee, whose office is located in the 1019 Congress building that houses these beautiful murals.
The group consisted of lawyers, electricians, dancers, waiters, filmmakers, artists and a representative from Harris County. Houston has a shorter and less documented history of graffiti than cities like Philadelphia and New York, which pioneered the movement. Another key component of Precinct One's public art includes honoring national and local heroes of social justice, who paved the way for social change and continue to lead us in our common fight for equality. According to his office, Ellis came up with the idea of creating a collection of walkable murals when he saw a mural created last year by artist Dragon76 on the side of the Hampton Inn Houston Downtown, at 710 Crawford Street.
In 1979, Edie Scott and Scott Prescott formed a group known as Urban Animals, known for their graffiti, their trips from bars to bars, skating across the city, surfing in parking lots and roller hockey. Tags: Be Someone in Downtown Houston Graffiti Art Graffiti Art Houston Graffiti Culture Interstate 45 No War Know Peace Union Pacific Railroad Woman Life Freedom. Muralists from around the world, including three from Houston, painted a series of murals on nine downtown buildings with the goal of inspiring social and environmental change. With their immense size and bright colors, it won't be difficult not to see the murals while walking or driving through the center.
The festival is produced by UP Art Studio, a public art consultant and facilitator, who has played a fundamental role in the creation of hundreds of murals and art installations in Houston, including the Mini Murals project. The president and CEO of downtown Houston, Kris Larson, whose company is an economic development organization that represents the interests of the city center, said that additional murals may be added next year. Chief Jimoh Buraimoh, a Nigerian painter and artist, installed the artwork as part of Commissioner Ellis's efforts to place public art throughout Harris County. Located in the Harris County District Attorney's Office, in downtown Houston, Lady Justice is shown with her eyes covered holding the scales of justice and a sword, prepared to provide impartial justice for all.