Women of Graffiti

In this gallery, I will examine the visual aspects and undertones that female street artists have used.  From all over the world, female street artists have been using anything from building walls, to passenger and cargo trains, to get their views and points across.  Using all sorts of techniques, these 10 women have left an impact on anyone who has viewed their pieces.

This piece by Lady Pink is one of my all time favorites! The crude outlines of the house are illuminated by the choice of yellow on white. The dark, gloomy bridge is really accented by the unruly skyline and haunting cables. The silhouette's of the vagrants underneath are very set back, and almost unrecognizable at first.
This piece by swoon has all kinds of visual elements going on. There is a man that is walking own what seems to be a pile of house pieces. Swoon uses depth and very abstract perception to show a picture of this man, who is just wasting his time. He is pouring a substance that appears to be sand, onto a home that is melting, trying to save it, only to be climbing the ruins.
This piece by Herakut A German female street art duo), incorporates some really fascinating characters with crude lines and boundaries that seem to melt into each other. I really like the use of words to fill up the empty spaces of the middle and right character, yet the artists left the left character pretty blank, The colors the artists chose are very important to each character and it's own pane, growing brighter left to right, but more concentrated in the middle.
Maya Hayuk absolutely amazes with this piece. The vertical lines that help hide and mask the flatness of the piece, are just what a large wall needed. It makes the wall appear to be something projected onto a drive in movie screen. The contrasting shapes and colors are a lot like a Dali, or "Starry Night" kind of imagery. This abstract piece is hard enough to put on paper, but to sprawl across a 3 story building that is at least 100 feet wide is nothing short of a feat.
This piece by Kashink, is pretty amazing. I love the whole social aspect of it, but the color scheme is wicked! I could not imagine trying to paint that without obsessing over too much of one color in one area. The piece obviously represents the gay rights movement, and the approval of same sex marriage.
This piece by Miss Van, a French street artist; thought to be one of the best painters in graffiti, is a great representation of the feminine side of society. With the curves and color scheme, Miss Van shows off her talents painting a more "realistic" woman. She does a great job with making her girl appear trashy, yet seductive with the color scheme, and softness of her face. When you look at this piece, you could envision quite a few different things that she may be involved in.
Lady Aiko uses ancient Japanese ancestry and imagery, combined with a sweeping sea , and a provocative woman in one piece. These images really contrast each other, but are blended so well to create a great piece. that helps show off the sensual and powerful, yet reserved and enlightening sides of a woman.
Kashnik is known for her mustache, as well as her ideas of gender identity. In this piece, she uses a doubling effect, with a color scheme that almost makes her bright shirt disappear. There is a heavy dose of trippy patterns in the sweater/shirt of the character she has created.
In this Herakut piece, the women are using shadowing and linear thecniques to create this sense of depth and distance. The purple balloon doggy really pops with the use of such a concentrate area of color. The stark black and white contrast is shaded to help create the appearance of depth.
Lady Aiko uses the walls to create the depth and artistic piece she has done here. Using the already constructed passageways, she focus the viewers eye directly on the abstract explosion at the end. The mostly black and whit piece appears to be much smaller than it actually is, due to the illusion that the perception has played on our minds.
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