INSPIRATION COMES FROM STREET
GRAFFITI has come a long way from its street origins.
Today, homeowners and designers are happy to borrow from this unique and vivacious art form to infuse life into modern interiors.
“Graffiti is slowly finding its way off building walls and overpasses to framed artwork, wall treatments and even tiles,” Heide Scherer of JennoliART explains.
JennoliART is a boutique tile business that produces tile murals that include graffiti tiles alongside landscapes and scenes from nature.
“The face of street art has evolved over the years from being frowned upon to being embraced as a truly expressive art form,’’ Scherer says.
“Upon hearing the words ‘urban art’, which includes graffiti, many people instantly think of graffitied alleyways and colourful paintings that cover the backs of buildings.
“But these vibrant, lifelike murals lay the foundation for innercity artists to express themselves.’’
Scherer says people are drawn to displaying street art within their homes to include an explosion of colour within an otherwise blank space.
“It adds the wow-factor. Graffiti also can express poignant emotion and culture,’’ she says.
Scherer says graffiti tiles are a versatile way to give your home an edgy, street-savvy feel while doubling as beautiful artwork.
Scherer says the graffiti tiles they produce are custom-made. Artists are engaged to draw designs or designs based on photographs from customers and even computer-generated images.
The tiles can be mounted just like any other ceramic wall tile with tile adhesive.
Unlike traditional wall art, graffiti in the home packs a punch and adds distinct personality to your home, Scherer says.
“When it comes to graffiti in the home, it is time to unleash the rebel within,” she says.
A JennoliART custom-made tiled feature wall in a bathroom brings the streetscape inside.