Is Street Art legal in Cyprus?
Graffiti is only legal in a few of the authorized spots in Cyprus. Graffiti in public places and historical monuments is totally illegal and frowned upon in Cyprus. If you are caught, you will have to pay a 500 Euro to 20,000 Euro fine.
For those of you who don’t know what graffiti is, it is an art that is written, painted, or drawn on a wall or other surface, usually without permission and within public view. Graffiti ranges from simple written words to elaborate wall paintings and has existed since ancient times.
There are over 10 legal graffiti spots in Cyprus.
Is there a lot of graffiti in Cyprus?
Mainly in Nicosia and Limassol, there is a lot of graffiti in Cyprus. You can see graffiti on street walls, public places, the side of apartments, and even on footbridges.
Is there a graffiti problem in Cyprus?
Yes, you can say there is a graffiti problem in Cyprus. Even though graffiti is not totally legal in Cyprus, people aren’t stopping from painting the walls.
The authority tries their best to control vandalism, but it seems it’s not working. The best way to control vandalism is strict rules, and parents should control their kids from destroying public property.
What does wasp graffiti mean in Cyprus?
Wasp is a person’s name who is a graffiti writer and artist. Kams is the name of his crew. Wasp has been painting graffiti since 2006. Not all Wasp-written graffiti was painted by Wasp. It’s mainly the kids who mess up public property through graffiti and blame it on Wasp by writing his name. Wasp is in fact, a professional graffiti artist.
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