The graffiti of Hong Kong

Upon my Hong Kong travels, I was stunned by the amount of street art and graffiti that covered the walls. I had always viewed graffiti as defacement of property, illegally blemishing something, I therefore surprised myself by finding immense excitement upon the discovery of the graffiti covered walls of Hong Kong. It was like a public art gallery space. The graffiti drew me in, and I often found myself looking at it for a good couple of minutes admiring  the skill behind the pieces. Alleyways become colourful masterpieces of individual expression – whether created as a rebellious act or for purely aesthetic reasons each piece told a story.

Here are a few of my favorites I spotted whilst exploring the streets.

“Art is an evolutionary act. The shape of art and its role in society is constantly changing. At no point is art static. There are no rules.”

– Raymond Salvatore Harmon [BOMB: A Manifesto of Art Terrorism]


I’ll be posting about my Hong Kong travels every so often, so keep your eyes peeled for more glimpses into the magical city.

See more regular uploads here: @emmajaneverster

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