Art and artist discoveries in New Delhi, India

Namita Paul — September 29, 2019

"Imagine a city where graffiti wasn't illegal, a city where everybody could draw whatever they liked. Where every street was awash with a million colours and little phrases. Where standing at a bus stop was never boring. A city that felt like a party where everyone was invited, not just the estate agents and barons of big business. Imagine a city like that and stop leaning against the wall - it's wet." 
— Banksy (Wall and Piece)

Greetings! Recently, I had the opportunity to walk through New Delhi’s Lodhi Art Colony, a residential area of Lutyen’s Delhi, and see some striking murals depicting themes such as climate change, calls for conservation, unity, and India’s diversity. The murals are a result of collaboration between St+art India Foundation and Asian Paints, and are quite a sight to behold. I have been unable to credit all the artists whose artwork is featured, but if you happen to know the name of one or more missing creatives, please chime in and I will add those to the blog. Many thanks in advance and, enjoy!

Fusion Art by artist Rakesh Kumar Memrot

Mural by Polish artist NeSpoon depicting lace.

Padma, by artist Chihumi, depicting Padma hand mudras and Khmer pattern.

A close up of a mural by Austrian artist, David Leitner. Leitner’s mural is a commentary on the use of plastics and plastic pollution.

From your Strength I Weave Beauty by Shilo Shiv Suleman

Colors Of The Soul by artist Senkoe

Mural by artist Saner

Mural by artist Aaron Glasson.

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