Meet The Young Artists Who Are Secretly Beautifying Delhi!

Posted on August 2, 2016 in Culture-Vulture, Video

By Harsh Vardhan Singh:

Have you been to a few places in Delhi like Khirki extension, Hauz Khas village, Shahpur Jat, Lodhi Colony, Inland Container Depot (ICD, Okhla) etc and noticed some extremely mesmerising artwork painted on walls of the locality and wondered who these creators are?

These specific locations in Delhi were officially marked by the Ministry of Urban Development and Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) in association with St+art India, to be beautified with a modern innovative approach. These giant street drawings speak volumes about diverse cultures and multifaceted artists. They depict these young ‘writers of graffiti’ by taking over the streets and painting them in colours of love and harmony, carving out new identities, writing in a language that overcomes the barriers of countries and age, nationalities and language.

In this video by Paper Weight Entertainment, young artists give a voice to the crafted buildings and decked-up street corners. They narrate their experiences of bringing the art of painting into the public arena and how that has been an overwhelming moment for them.This has not just been about communicating their art to people but street art has also become a means of reclaiming spaces and an allegory to freedom. It is an open gallery, a museum with no roof – by way of which these young graffiti writers are breaking the glass ceiling.

Images courtesy: St+Art, shared by the author.

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