After some years spent in Argentina, I have collected pictures of graffiti, stencils as well as logos, neon lights, symbols: all graphic expressions that transmit information. With these photos, I make collages. The final picture mirrors an idea, a specific moment, symbolic of the society the writings come from.
When someone takes a walk, at best he will come across a funny word or a lovely phrase, but most of the time he will only see tags, swear words and a few love promises. The collages allow a concentration of the most creative, poetic, comical or unusual messages that I gather according to themes. Graffiti go back to the dawn. Scribbled words, drawings daubed reflect rebellious, protesting or philosophical ideas.
Whether rural or urban, messages add, complete and enrich one another, no matter the language, even if English is spreading over.
Graffiti are living testimonials. The Vox Populi says: If media belong to you, walls are ours.