Posts Tagged: Unknown Artist

The Emerging Wallflowers of Street Art in India

By Bhavani – Jul 05, 2014

Unlike countries where street art is infamous, public walls in India get commissioned face-lifts by artists working with Government authorities.

Around 5 years ago, the walls in our cities were covered only with random posters, paan stains, and trails of urine. But that’s changed. Today, you will see art squashed between posters, stains and hawkers; fighting for their space in the sunshine. This modern art form, if I can call it that, stands on the razor’s edge — to one side it is vandalism and to the other it’s about art, conversation, and dialogue.

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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.

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Don’t miss out on Shahpur Jat… The walls are calling!

By Admin – Feb, 2014

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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!

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The online gallery of Graffiti and Street Art across India