Derived from the Italian word graffio (“scratch”), graffiti (“incised inscriptions,” plural but often used as singular) has a long history. Generally accepted are inscriptions and drawings drawn, engraved or sprayed on a wall or surface in a public space. In the context of contemporary art, we can define graffiti as indispensable personal communication initiatives of modern cities. Although the date of the emergence of street art is uncertain, there are some clear dates about graffiti, one of its most important indicators. Graffiti first emerged with the concept of a signature called tag, and as it is understood later, a regionalization was the most fundamental point of a rebellion movement. It was first seen in New York’s subway stations and wagons in the 1960s. In the historical process, which we call modern graffiti, there are many concrete examples of artists with exhibition spaces in the city streets, and it is seen that graffiti applications started to be exhibited in galleries. The art of graffiti, which began in the back streets of New York City, began to manifest itself in different disciplines. This street art, which started with marker and spray paint, has also shown itself in fields such as painting, sculpture, ceramics, architecture and installation applications with the desire to strengthen the expression of the artists. In this study, the effects of graffiti in different disciplines are examined through artist practices.
Keywords: Interdisciplinary art, Graffiti, Ceramics