Category: Wall Art

Where did the wall graffiti at Fort Kochi come from?

By Bhavani – Jun 10, 2014

In India, Graffiti is far from rebellion; artists are invited by city corporations to paint their walls. In Fort Kochi, it’s different.

Wall art is not new to India. We have always used walls as canvases, evidence of which is found in our villages even today. Over the past few years, it has changed. Simple, traditional wall art has become abstract, thought-provoking graffiti that adorns walls along a road, rarely your own personal space. And it’s definitely modern now; you see graffiti in hip areas across the country from Bandra to Hauz Khas. Last year, one brand used graffiti to market their clothing line in a Mumbai mall’s parking lot.