Here is some fab graffiti from my recent trip to Istanbul. I loved Istanbul!! Such a fabulous place, so cosmopolitan, cultural, creative and interesting.
I love the hilarity of the ‘Yo Ahmed’ wall, but my favourite is the Istanbul fists. You may have heard about recent protests in Istanbul against the government there and I spoke to many people who were protesting a wide range of concerns, at the core of which were issues of freedom of the press, freedom of expression, freedom of assembly, and the government’s encroachment on Turkey’s secularism.
Art is often a method for expression and commenting on the social issues of the day and graffiti particularly, is often used in this way. The U.K artist Banksy springs to mind as one of the most well known of this kind of work.
If you want to know more about the Turkish protests there is much to read on the internet about this issue which despite a lack of International media coverage is continuing.
Love and Art