If you walk into the street in Taipei, you certain have ever noticed a lot of drawing or words on a public walls, black places etc. The drawings and writing can be black or vivid colors. Some young artist would use graffiti to show their personal feeling and attitude. Especially, they want to raise awareness of social and political issues. Graffiti has long appeared on railroad boxcars and subways. At present, paint, particularly auto spray paint, and marker pens have become the most commonly used graffiti materials. However, there are many people feel graffiti is bad for the city's image. They see graffiti as vandalism rather than art and think it should be banned because it makes the city look disorganized and messy. But for huge graffiti fans, all that bare concrete is too attractive to resist.
As far as I am concerned, it is a cool way to release their individual feeling except for some obscene or rude images made by spray gun or painbrush. I would not mind graffiti directly across the street where I have to look every day. Many of the street artwork is very creative and striking that often leaves a deep impression on me. I also much admired for the amazing street work some talented artist made. Moreover, I found a very interesting phenomenon is that there are a lot of graffiti writings in English, but rarely come across big, colorful Chinese characters saying. The reason is there are a large graffiti influences in Asian countries that mostly come from modern Western culture. Modern graffiti art appear a new trend that combine additional arts and technologies. It is called light graffiti, also known as light drawing, is the process of using long camera exposures to create stunning lighting effects. It gains popularity recent years and have gradually in place of the traditional graffiti.