By Bhawna Chauhan, Gargi Chanda & Keren Elizabeth Abraham
(Master of Design, National Institute of Fashion Technology, New Delhi)
Vandalism, disrespect, rebellion, a symbol of urban decay, these are few descriptors the vast majority of the population would use for graffiti or Street art, but is graffiti any different than any other art form? Just like any other piece of art, graffiti is an expression. It can easily be argued that graffiti is the biggest art movement ever seen, especially on a global scale. Street art today in a way is allowing people to connect with art and expression on a daily basis, the colourful and beautiful murals painted on walls, trains etc reach out to the public every day.
Watch the second video by Nowdelhi.tv which shows week 2 of St-Art Delhi Festival (Week 1 – Video – St-Art Delhi @ Shahpur Jat, Delhi, 2014 Part 1). Artists Harsh Raman, Sergio Cordeiro and Alina among others talk about their experience as onlookers share their perception.
Last year we explored Khirki Village near Saket, the experience of which we captured in our post Discover Khirki Village – The Graffiti Hub of Delhi. This February, we were really excited to see on Facebook the surge of pics from St.Art Delhi‘s street art festival in Shahpur Jat. The desire to explore fresh street art increased our curiosity to the point that finally on a holiday we made it to Shahpur Jat in the early hours. There couldn’t be a better time of the year to go there!