More from Images Mumbai’s Month Long Street Art Festival!

We’re coming into the homestretch of St+art India’s month long street art festival in Mumbai – aptly named St+art Mumbai.

Mumbai’s month long street art festival (Nov 7th -30th) has welcomed some of the most talented Indian & International street artists to transform their buzzing city with murals, installations, workshops, and performances. The festival’s goal is to promote street art on Indian landscapes as well as provide a platform for artists to collaborate on a global level. Since Nov 7th, I’ve referenced the hashtag #startmumbai hundreds of times – each time I was surprised and elated to see not only the range of art but the different ways people captured and responded to the work. Whether walking out of their homes to watch or taking a quick snapshot on the way to work; Mumbai was watching…and so were we.

Here’s a roundup of pictures from weeks two and three of the festival.

Various locations in Bandra, Dharavi, Kala Ghoda, Pedder Road and Versova and will also be featured as a part of the Street Art Project by Google.

Keep up with Mumbai’s Street Art Festival with these links – Facebook: www.facebook.com/startindiafoundation / Website: www.st-artmumbai.org / Hashtag- #startmumbai

Thanks again to St+art Mumbai for keeping us in the loop! Special thanks to all art lovers that allowed us to use their amazing Instagram shots!

Photo credit  – Akshat Nauriyal (unless otherwise noted)

 

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Artist: ANO / Based out of: Taipei, Taiwan

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Artist: ANO / Photo Credit @udaykhambadkone

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Artist: Anpu / Based: DELHI, INDIA

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Artist: Anpu / Photo Credit @startindia

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Artist: Gomez / Based: ROME, ITALY

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Artist: Gomez / Photo Credit: @_niddee_

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Artist: Yantr / Based: ASSAM, INDIA

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Artist: Tona / Based: HAMBURG, GERMANY

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Artist: Tika / Based: ZURICH, SWITZERLAND

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Artist: Tika / Photo Credit: @mycrotchetyluv

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Artist: Dome / Based: KARLSRUHE, GERMANY

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Artist: Dome / Photo Credit: @mmehul19

 

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Artist: Daan Botlek / Based: ROTTERDAM, NETHERLANDS

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Artist: Daan Botlek / Photo Credit: @askate92

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Artist: Daan Botlek / Photo Credit: @startindia

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Dharavi Workshop

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TONA at the Dharavi Workshop

Images from the first week of Mumbai’s Street Art Festival

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St. Jude Bakery mural was done by artist & illustrator, Pedro Campiche aka @akacorleone

The goings on in Mumbai right now involve a lot of paint flinging and aerosol spraying.

After its successful first edition in Delhi, the St+art India foundation has brought their popular street art festival to Mumbai.  ‘Over the month of November 2014, Mumbai will see some of the most talented Indian & International street artists transform this already buzzing city with murals, installations, workshops, performances, walks and talks on the street. The festival aims to promote street art on Indian landscapes as well as provide a platform for artists to collaborate on a global level.’  Various locations in Bandra, Dharavi, Kala Ghoda, Pedder Road and Versova and will also be featured as a part of the Street Art Project by Google.

Here are some of the first pictures of the murals completed during week one of the festival.

Keep up with Mumbai’s Street Art Festival with these links – Facebook: www.facebook.com/startindiafoundation / Website: www.st-artmumbai.org / Hashtag- #startmumbai

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Artist: Pedro Campiche / Website / Instagram

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Amitabh Kumar mural in progress in Bandra.

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Amitabh Kumar ( @amitabhkumar ) working on his mural in Bandra, Mumbai.

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Artist: Amitabh Kumar / Website / Instagram

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Anpu & Nora in front of their mural.

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Tika & Anpu’s finished mural in Pali Village.

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Swiss artist,Tika + Dehli based artist, Anpu collaborate on this piece in Bandra.

 

Thanks to St+art Mumbai for all the media goodies.

Cool Photo Credit:  Akshat Nauriyal

India’s Street Art Game

 

Public Art in the sense that we know it, is a fairly new horizon for India; Delhi hosted it’s first street art festival this year, introducing residents to the work of 60 international and local artists. India’s street sensibilities are morphing beyond sign painting and colorful wall tributes to the gods – we’re seeing more mixed media work and social/political street art cropping up.  Sensing India’s throwing it’s colorful hat in the ring, we didn’t want to pull a Van Gogh Boat.

We’re paying attention to India’s street art game, here’s a sampling of what/who we’re loving now…

The Bollywood Art Project, founded by Ranjit Dahiya, is an urban public art project based in Mumbai that pays tribute to the greatest legends of Bollywood with street art in the style and tradition of hand painted Bollywood posters.

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Nadira mural by Bollywood Art Project (B.A.P.) for @startdelhi

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Bollywood Art Project (B.A.P.)

 

StartDelhi  – co founders Hanif Kureshi and Arjun Bahl – you want to watch these guys – invited 60 international and local artists to take part in India’s first Street Art Festival in the South Delhi neighborhood of Shahpur Jat.  Curated by Giulia Ambrogi, StartDelhi worked with community outreach programs, art school students, professionals and cultural institutions for a year and a half to make the festival happen.

Head on over to the StartDelhi website to read their blog, containing funny if not head-splitting tales of the trials and tribulations that went into making StartDelhi happen.

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Artez. St.ART Delhi 2014 (photo © Akshat Nauriyal)

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Artist Kool Tones for @startdelhi

 

Harsh Raman – our first encounter with street artist and illustrator Harsh Raman’s work was through the murals he painted during the Start Delhi festival. Then we stumbled onto Instagram photos of his amazing mixed media piece celebrating an iconic scene from the classic Bollywood movie, Shree420 – that half umbrella and florescent rain spatter so reminiscent of the romanticism that’s associated with rain in Bollywood films touched us.

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Mural in Shahpur Jat by artist @harshraman. Nabbed from @shrutimaheshwari12

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Harsh working on Metamorphosis for the StartDelhi Fest.

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Harash Raman trying to finish his project in the rain…Photo: Karan Talwar

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MOVIE ‘SHREE 420’ INSPIRES STREET ART Digging this installation inspired by the Classic Bollywood Film, Shree 420 by artist @hareshraman.

 

Tihar Jail Project – sprawled across the boundary  wall of the Tihar Jail are lines from poem written by one of Tihar’s female inmates.  The poem, a bittersweet message of being separated from ones love was written in Devanagari script, interspersed at sections with graffiti. With the combined help street artists and sign painters, this registers as India’s longest mural.

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Hand painted type along Tihar Jail.

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DAKU – means bandit…and this one commonly get referred to as the Indian Banksy.  The well-known graffiti artist started tagging in Delhi around 2009 – since then Daku has continued to make a name for himself through his socio-political wheat pastes and the complexities of his ever morphing tag.

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Daku’s controversial Election Day wheat paste-ups

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The script literally reads ‘fuck’.

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His street paste up mocking the Louis Vuitton logo at the corner of the urban village of Khirkee Extension.

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Daku’s sign takeover from his series Stop (Okhla, New Delhi)

 

Anonymous – For now.  I’m open to anyone cluing us in to who the artists of these last two pieces are. We nabbed them off of Instagram, sadly not even the posters knew who did these amazing pieces.

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BOOM! Love this. Still trying to figure out who did this. But I’m guessing you’d better not mess with the modern Indian woman. Regram from @bombaynotmumbai

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Bazaar Road, Bandra. Nabbed from @payfonejones

 

*Daku photos thanks to St+Art Delhi 

Additional Resources

Graffiti In India

Brooklyn Street Art