Sayali,I don’t remember if I told you how fascinated I am with street art these days.I got these couple of books about it,and I spend most of my day staring at it. Did you know, graffiti (singular graffito,which i think is a cooler word) was the origin of this form of art.Street art in only a genre of graffiti.I was under the impression that it must have been the opposite!!! While graffiti is only understood by fellow artists (they seem to have a clan with symbolic language) street art is more out there,for the public.
My favorite street artist, so far, is a British artist called Banksy( Bank – see ). Here are a few of his works that I am so in love with:
Disclaimer: All images are taken from the internet.
Such irony,such beauty!
Peace…well,speaks for itself!
Something everyone talks about all the time!
This above piece was done on the controversial Israeli barrier.It is just so significant and so expressive and giving out hope.One of my absolute favorite.
I have lovingly named this ‘the idiot box’ =)
Letting go…trying to hold on?
Aren’t they just wonderful…in all sense?? Giving out social messages,ridiculing the system and making streets a place for art.I just feel so sad that there is so less of street art practiced in India,and the need seems so obvious!
You know what happens to me when I usually have a fascination about something/someone.I dream.I had this dream,I was completely dressed in black…from head to toe.Had a hood on,and had covered my face with a large blue kerchief.And there was someone with me,dressed exactly like me.We were roaming on the streets,late at night,and on finding a spot ‘vandalized’ it with black and white and blue and red paint (obviously involved a peace sign) It was such an amazing feeling,even in dream that I woke up feeling extremely light and free.And I have decided,that some day… I am definitely going to make it happen.I just have to find a perfect partner in crime.
Any street artists there? Update me!!