Pels carrers de València 2020

(Foto de FBC, Omnia Caelum Studios Valencia)

No és el que m’agrada veure pels carrers de la meva València…

No ho considero art sinó vandalisme…

Un delicte comès contra la propietat pública i privada…

D’acord?

12 comments

  1. short-prose-fiction · February 25

    My dearest Francisco,
    You are not only an exceptional painter (a brilliant one) but you are a man of strong convictions too. No question about that in my mind.
    Yes, it’s a crime for Valencia. What I see in the picture is not art.

    However are graffiti in general a crime? I honestly want to know your opinion. Of course I do not want to impose.
    G.

    • Francisco Bravo Cabrera · February 25

      Hello dear Gabriela, first you are never an imposition, nor do you impose…thank you for the kind words, I know they come from your heart and they mean a lot to me! Reference graffiti…yes, I disagree with all of it. I like when areas, walls, et cetera, are offered to artists, of all kinds, to create on and then beautiful things emerge. I have seen that in many cities. But someone with a spray can thinking they’ve the right to paint on someone else’s property is not art as art is not against the law and such acts are. That is why I do not value the work of Banksy, who dares to deface other people’s property, would he like it if I decided to do some Jazz Art on his car, on on the side of his house? No, art has rules, has history has a trajectory and those things must be respected. Anyways, that is my opinion and I don’t usually preach or get so angry, but graffiti does that to me…hope you understand…
      Ciao bella,
      F.

  2. short-prose-fiction · February 25

    Thank you for your kind reply, Francisco. I am really in debt to you. I respect our new friendship and I do not want to say anything that may offend you.

    “That is why I do not value the work of Banksy, who dares to deface other people’s property, would he like it if I decided to do some Jazz Art on his car, on on the side of his house?” You are very passionate, Francisco. Anyway, I agree with you here.

    “No, art has rules, has history has a trajectory.” I am not going to ask you what’s our trajectory because that is probably the topic of 1000 page book.

    However, if I may I am going to ask you something else:

    Art is an heritage. Could we perceive graffiti (not done in illegal places ) as a “alternative heritage”? Could they sometimes carry a strong political message? Think fights against dictatorships. Think Eastern Europe under communism. Think Franco. Think Salazar.
    I understand that those who accept only formal discourses of art as heritage disagree strongly with graffiti. They depict graffiti only as forms of vandalism and illegality. I said I disagree with the vandalism. But graffiti are not only vandalism and illegality, are they?

    I have a deep respect for you Francisco so I will let you answer if you wish.

    PS. Why are pornographic writings acceptable on almost every public forum? Our kids can google and read them. Those pornographic writings do not desecrate walls. They desecrated the soul of our kids.

    But, visible woods are always considered wounds. Are wounds that are not visible considered wounds too?

    Just humble questions for you. Perhaps after all I wrote you are not going to “like” me anymore. What can I do? I am a risk taker 🙂

    Well, I hope that the preparations for the carnival are going well and you are having a lots of fun.
    May you have a lovely evening, matador.
    Abrazos
    Gabriela

    • Francisco Bravo Cabrera · February 25

      Thank you Gabriela…and of course I like you and I appreciate your opinions and I highly value them as I know they come from an artist, a person with artistic temperament and with a high degree of education, both academic and family…that is very important to me. You take no risks, I don’t expect that my points of views will be shared or even acceptable to all. But my mission now, in art and in humanity, is to form bonds of love and friendship, even at a distance and if it can be done through art, it must be done through honesty and with a positive mindset. I rarely focus on the negatives or on the things that I do not like but sometimes I am bombarded by them on the streets and I cannot help myself. This posting of the graffiti was not meant to be polemic but instead to show how ugly and how devastating this practice is. I do not consider it street art or even graffiti, I just consider it an act of vandalism that instead of being praised or even evaluated, should be punished. Now, when you have a wall, or a building and you invite artists, muralists mainly, to create art upon its empty walls, that is another story all together…and also when people, struggling for freedom, vandalise buildings or the facade of bridges or other visible places, for the sake of telling the world of the atrocities of a dictator or of a system, like communism, then it is not art, and it is not vandalism, it is a message! It is valuable and laudable communication…I hope I’ve replied my dear friend…and I thank you for your support and your friendship and also for all the knowledge I have gained from you and I am still gaining…
      Mil abrazos de Valencia,
      Francisco

      • short-prose-fiction · February 25

        “But my mission now, in art and in humanity, is to form bonds of love and friendship, even at a distance and if it can be done through art, it must be done through honesty and with a positive mindset. ”
        I think most of us are trying to do the same thing here.
        I thank you deeply for your support and friendship too.
        G.

      • Francisco Bravo Cabrera · February 25

        Always Gabriela 😊 💚

  3. Freddiemercuryonline · February 25

    Beautiful post .im not the person with long words . But I want you to now love all your posts 😍❤️❤️❤️

  4. mizan · March 2

    So pretty!

  5. erotismoenguardia · March 2

    💙

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