The Spread of Individualistic Ideals

The other is the person who is the outlier. Outliers tend to have different and interesting ideals and opinions. My gallery focuses on the spread of the outliers' thoughts, beliefs, and opinions.

This is a bit of sarcasm in the fact that graffiti changes the mentality of people as they think deeply about it and, in turn, sways their views. Graffiti is illegal here because of its sheer power.
Here we can see the classic example of a political graffiti. Here we can see graffiti serving its original purpose. This a political graffiti supporting Barack Obama. It has a very clear message, it shows president Obama's face and then it suggest that the observer should vote for him. The representation is of the author's individualistic ideals which spreads to the public.
In this picture we can see a kid fishing for "street cred." It involves gaining respect mostly by disrespecting and challenging others. Anyone can find the flaw in this system, and that is that it creates a cycle. This explains why it says: "Did you think it was over?" As both sides will attempt to get "street cred" they will keep competing with each other. A statement on social characters.
This graffiti has an aura of sarcasm to it. The supermarket giant "Tesco" is one of the biggest food providers in all of London and the kids in the graffiti seem to be pledging allegiance to Tesco. It probably has this message because the artist felt that a supermarket chain, which provides food for most of London, is more important than the British government.
This is a "Banksy Street rat" in the rooftop of a house in San Francisco. This shows that Banksy is trying to expand and gain more renown. He is trying to get more people to understand his message, which is basic for any artist who aspires to be famous worldwide. But the spread of art means more people possibly understanding his individualistic ideals.
This is another attempt by Banksy to get more famous while at the same time he is trying to prove that he is not a vandal for painting these graffitis. He is trying to prove that graffitis are another form of art. Hence why decided to depict a traditional painter in this mural.
This graffiti is named "Paz y Libertad" which literally translates to "Peace and Liberty." The message of this graffiti is clearly expressed on the title. This is the freedom of expression expressing hopes of freedom.
This graffiti clearly depicts a certain degree of paranoia. It is the fear that some people have that the government is always keeping track of them. This artist reinforces the idea that the government is in fact keeping tabs on us. He is trying to warn us on how we should be careful with our actions because "big brother" is watching us.
Another Banksy artwork. This graffiti has a more obscure message. The way I see it makes me feel like the people, represented by the rat, are protesting for peace. The reason why I think the rat is protesting for peace is because the rat is wearing a "hippie" necklace. It seems like the reason the artist decided to depict the people as rats is because a rats are closely related with cities and confined spaces, which is how some people in big cities live.
Martin Luther King Jr. is one of the most remembered individuals from the past. He spread the ideas of equal rights and equality in a constant struggle between peace and war (the green and red hands respectively).
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