Glazed Graffiti, Netherlands (2021 -)

Exploring the aesthetic value of vandalism.

Glazed Graffiti explores the aesthetic value of vandalism. A post-graffiti research project by SunkOne (Yuri van Poppel, 1975) aiming to eternize graffiti-writing by trespassing into a new artistic medium. 

Street graffiti, tags, throw-ups, or bombing as the graffiti writers themselves call it. What we see depends mainly on what we look for. Is graffiti mere scribbling, writing or is it a work of art? Is the person who placed it a perpetrator or an artist? All we know is that the work was placed there without prior notice, without permission. Nobody was paid for it. Is it therefore worthless, or is there a greater artistic value to it?

This thought-provoking juxtaposition will be explored in this project. Impossible to erase and never fading away: ultimate graffiti writing that lasts forever. To make this shift from ephemeral to eternal, the boundaries of traditional graffiti writing had to be broken.

SunkOne set out to engineer a spray can that would enable him to paint with
ceramic glaze without losing what he loves most about graffiti: the raw energy, and the rudimentary lines. These air pressurized spray cans make it possible to move freely around ceramic objects and surfaces.

The tactility, opacity and shine of ceramic glaze hold the same mesmerizing magic as wet paint and ink, while also offering a unique chance to preserve the powerful imagery of a freshly painted tag -forever.

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