Wheat Paste – The New Graffiti

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When you think of graffiti, what comes to mind? Most likely you imagine spray paint rebelliously coated on walls and buildings. Although that is one traditional style of graffiti, there are many different styles apart from that, such as stencils and stickers, and the newest form of graffiti: wheat pasting.

Wheat pasting could not be further from the traditional spray painting. Wheat paste graffiti involves the artist drawing a design on paper. They then mix flour, sugar and boiling water into until the mixture becomes a paste. The paste, then, serves as an adhesive that allows the paper to stick extremely well and is nearly impossible to peel off.

Graffiti artists are masters of getting in, putting their art work up and getting out before ever being seen, almost like a precision team of military reconnaissance. That’s the appeal of this form of graffiti. It’s the fastest way for an artist to get their art displayed with the least chance of running into their worst enemy- the police. Graffiti is a very controversial form of expression as it walks a very thin line between vandalism and art. You can be the judge of that after seeing this collection of wheat paste graffiti from french street artist, Levalet.

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