Category: Stencil

[Unknown] Catch me if you can @ Delhi, 2013

[Unknown] Catch me if you can @ Delhi

[Unknown] Catch me if you can @ Delhi

Found a stencil graffiti inside a restricted area near Hauz Khas Metro Station. The guy on the wall shows the \m/ sign (Rock on!!) and says “Catch me if you can!”. I guess that’s the most apt way to describe the artist’s intent in leaving a mark inside a high voltage, restricted area. It is like a “was here” sign which catches the eyeballs of busy metro travelers. To me this graffiti is somewhat hilarious because it’s cheekiness contrasts perfectly with its location.

[Unknown] She hides in an illusion @ Delhi, 2013

[Unknown] She hides in an illusion @ Delhi

[Unknown] She hides in an illusion @ Delhi

In this stencil graffiti, the most obvious figure that the eye can see is that of a girl with a peaceful smile on her face. But as I look more closely, I find something interesting. I’m not sure if it’s just me or would someone else also catch what I can. The other way I can read this artwork is that of a girl who’s not at peace like the first one. She’s terrified by the sting of a scorpion. Try looking at the right eye of the ‘obvious girl’ as the head of the hidden and you’ll get what I’m trying to say. As I said, maybe it’s just my own imagination. Maybe some part of my mind is deeply affected by the recent (and utterly shameful) Delhi gang rape news and that part of my mind is giving me the illusion. Very well expressed by the artist, intentionally or unintentionally! No points to guess I’d like the obvious image to be the true picture of womankind.

[Unknown] We burn we resist we fight for freedom in Tibet @ Delhi, 2013

We burn we resist we fight for freedom in Tibet [Unknown] @ Delhi

We burn we resist we fight for freedom in Tibet [Unknown] @ Delhi

Stencil graffiti based on the freedom struggle in Tibet against the Chinese oppression. Tibet was invaded by the Chinese in 1950 who imposed their communist ideology, suppressed Tibet’s culture and religion (Buddhist) and forced the Tibetan leaders to flee to Dharamshala in Northern India. The Tibetans have been protesting human rights violation and recently have resorted to self-immolation to call for the return of their exiled spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, to Tibet.