On a recent trip to Crete I noticed a huge amount of graffiti, not street art, but writing, viewpoints. A friend told me that they were political, anti – establishment, anti – austerity messages. It got me thinking about the different forms of graffiti (art, tagging, political, humorous, declarations of love etc) and how in the 1970s and 1980s political graffiti could be seen daubed on walls in London.
Walls have always been democratic spaces for the illicit expression of personal views. Maybe in light of the Brexit vote to leave the EU, graffiti from people who wanted to Leave or Remain will begin to appear, and political graffiti will become visible again.
I had been planning to post these photos since visiting the island in April, but as I sit in bed disappointed with the UK’s decision to leave the European Union, I thought today would be a good day to share the angry sentiments that this graffiti displays.