Art has been the way in which many artists have expressed their emotions as well as made social commentaries for years. One can look at a piece of art and take It’s purpose for granted. But most of them are screaming to be heard. This is specially the case with Amir H. Fallah.
In the world we live in, the fight to gain awareness for social justice and environmental issues is an everyday battle. The constant outcries for advocacy reaches millions of people through news outlets, social media channels and even works of art. Even though the first three strategies seem to be the most commonly used, raising awareness through works of art can educate the masses in an entirely different way that is beautiful to the eye and just as moving to the soul.
Art as a form of advocacy is an age-old concept. It is the individual artist, however, that creates a piece and reestablishes the originality of art. Art serves as an outlet that allows the experiences, moral beliefs and voice of an artist to be displayed through their work.
We’re often drawn to the flamboyant, bright colors. Big expressions and odd angles are often what we define as “good” photography. Then, there are artists like Nathan Cyprys. His photos are gloomy. There’s a stillness to every photograph whether it’s a landscape shot or a portrait of a person and there is an unmistakable coldness that comes across louder than the most vibrant of photographs.
Everybody has a unique journey, and a story to tell. Over the weekend, I had the opportunity to pick the brain of Chanell Angeli, a mixed media artist whose work is as dope as her journey is, and it also provides inspiration for others.
Street art is commonly seen on the walls of many suburban buildings all around the world. Ranging from simple quotes spray-painted on brick—to masterpieces developed on canvas that take your breath away and remain in your memory long after you have driven past.