Be it to protest the Paris attack with paintbrush or spray colour in the dull streets of our cities, art expressed through wall graffiti is gaining popularity
‘Guesswho’, an enigma, turned heads last Biennale with eye catching graffiti that doubles up as social commentary and is set to make a comeback this year too.
Graffiti by an unknown artist (artists?) on the walls of Fort Kochi remind us what real art should be: Demotic, cross-cultural, transient, artisanal, unpretentious and, not least, eponymous …
The piece has half a real umbrella nailed to a wall near Rizvi College, with a black-and-white paste-up of the two actors under it.
Jail authorities have roped in art students, graffiti artists to paint its wall
A number of neighbourhoods in the Indian capital, Delhi, are getting a colourful facelift thanks to a unique street art festival, reports Govind Dhar.
A peek into thriving public art in New Delhi based Jawaharlal Nehru University.
A handful of young graffiti artists are making their presence felt in Kolkata. TOI chats them up.
Harshini Vakkalanka takes stock of the recent upsurge of artistic activity in public spaces in Bangalore.
A new breed of artists is taking their canvases to public spaces.
A budding young Afghan graffiti artist has found refuge in the western Indian city of Mumbai after she received threats from the Taliban for drawings she did in her home town of Kandahar. The BBC Hindi’s Zubair Ahmed reports.
A new breed of Indian artist is reaching out to the masses by exhibiting art in unorthodox public spaces — this, despite numerous official hurdles. Indian street art, has, in recent years, been developing in scope and relevance with groups like Hulchul and Bind Boys and graffiti artists like Daku, Yantra, and Zine taking art away from galleries and museums and splashing it onto city walls.
There are three kinds of graffiti in Delhi – one needs to be preserved, the second prevented and the third encouraged.
Underground art movement, aka graffiti, has evolved from vandalism, political and commercial propaganda to an art form in India.
They do break a law, but does that make them criminals? Three graffiti artists tell Shailaja Tripathi that their expression on the city’s walls is as much for its residents as it is for them.
That writing on the wall is not graffiti – It takes nothing to pick a wall in Mumbai and paint it red to make a social statement, humourous cartoons or even as a company’s corporate social responsibility initiative. While most people label this ‘graffiti’, the real, underground graffiti artists beg to differ.
German artists recently painted across walls in Bangalore, leaving behind colours and the central question: should India have graffiti just because it’s cool in the West?
Taking off from the hip-hop culture, graffiti writers make their presence felt in cities across the country.
If London has the famed Banksy, Delhi has Daku, Zine and Yantra. Graffiti artists are busy painting the capital red.