The Art of Graffiti in Myanmar
The word ‘Graffiti’ became popular in Myanmar along with hip-hop music. Graffiti - painting and writing words on walls and bridges with aerosol paint cans - xx has flourished in the US for almost 40 years, but this type of artistic expression only became popular in Myanmar about a decade ago. Graffiti artists in Myanmar are still struggling to express their art and their beliefs today.
The roots of graffiti in Myanmar
Around the year 2000, artists began using graffiti at the same time as hip-hop music started to flourish in Myanmar. Graffiti art only became popular in Myanmar after the YSA graffiti group noticed its impact. The YSA group pooled artists and their paintings, and displayed art on their website and in Yangon. But YSA could not realize their goal and they had to stop their website because of financial constraints. YSA member
Ye Yint Htay