AeroSoul is a community institution and cultural resource that documents, promotes and develops the legacy and rich history of the African/African diaspora's writing culture commonly known as Aerosol Art or Spray Can Art. From ancient Kemetic (Egyptian) pyramid texts and Dogon (Mali) wall drawings to the wall paintings of (Haitian) Vodun temples; AeroSoul draws upon the legacy of African/African diasporic writing and literary narrative that is displayed on walls and architecture. AeroSoul’s international outreach and influence extends to Africa, Europe and Hawaii by collaborating with and showing the work of artists from all parts of Africa and the African diaspora. AeroSoul’s artists create murals in the HipHop aesthetic that advocate for self-determination in struggling Black and Brown communities. This site is designed to promote youth advocacy through HipHop's first element. Passing on the ancient writing tradition to the next generation through educational apprenticeship will insure that our cultural rituals will have the power to free our collective spirit & mind.
In honor of African History we focus on the Black/African contribution, narrative and experience in Spray Can Art. The art genre known culturally to its practitioners, as “Writing” has been a vital part of the American inner-city landscape since the late 1960’s. Sprouting roots from the ghettos and subways of New York City, Spray Can Writing has extended its cultural influence to youth across the nation and the world. AeroSoul is a movement designed to protect, preserve and promote the legacy of Writing Culture in struggling Black/Brown communities.