Where there’s a wall, these young artists have their creative way
By Brinda Das | Express News Service | Published: 06th August 2017 01:41 AM |
Last Updated: 06th August 2017 08:20 AM | A+A A- |
Artists Arjun Raj, Sreekumar and Vishnu Ambat with their graffiti ‘Numb’ — a tribute to Chester Bennington of Linkin Park band — at Jyoti Nivas College, Koramangala, Bengaluru
BENGALURU: Tattered and washed-out posters and photographs, paan stains and trails of urine. Five years ago, that was a common sight if you looked at the walls across the city. But today’s Bengaluru is a picture of contrasts. One can now easily come across graffiti art squashed between posters, stains and hawkers, fighting to grab the attention of passersby. Each designed wall now speaks a thousand words. They also reflect the artists’ dexterity in dealing with a particular subject or style.
When a bunch of three socially unemployed youths (as they like to call themselves) —Vishnu Ambat, Jay Shankar and Sreekumar — realised the worth of murals and graffiti over wall stickers or fixed stencils, they decided to form a group and beautify walls across the city.
Kalakarah was thus born in 2014. The team has now eight members, of whom six dedicate their full time to the painting work, while other two join for certain projects