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    Graffiti: Styles| artists | and artworks

    Graffiti: Styles| artists | and artworks

    Graffiti artists in India are far from the conventional stereotype of the hipster graffiti, many of them have different professions in graphic design, film making or are serious artists with studios to boot and exhibitions. 

    There are many styles of graffiti like Tag, Throw-up, Blockbuster, wild style, Heaven, Stencil, poster, Sticker, and piece are some of the most famous of them. 

    Each artist has his or her specialty in subject or style. Some of the famous graffiti artists in India are Daku, YantraSawanWinkHarsh Raman GanjitPurswani, Anpu, Tyler, Zake, Slik, Amitabh Kumar, Guess who, and Pawan all over the country

    Probably the most famous of all artists in India, Daku is a member of the international graffiti artists’ collective called 156, which includes artists from France, Germany and the US. Tags of his name can be seen spotted across the capital of our country.

    Graffiti: Styles| artists | and artworks/Yantra with his Mural of Buddha
    Yantra with his Mural of Buddha

    Then again, Delhi based street muralist Anpu is committed to stencils. She painted mural of a large cat, a gigantic Mahatma Gandhi and even a human eating a car to her credit.

    Anpu in not trying to transmit a social or political message across. She simply want the people on the street to see the art and appreciate it, get inspired and be drawn into a conversation. 

    However, there are some other artists like Yantr and Tyler who believe in always having an embedded message attached to their work of art. 

    Yantra is the artist behind the piece on the Aspen Wall at Kochi. Tyler, an artist who works in Mumbai, drew a girl holding a knife behind her back to represent the insincerity and hypocrisy of our society and our ravenousness.

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    Graffiti: Styles| artists | and artworks/Mural of Mahatma Gandhi on Polish headquarter, Delhi
    Mural of Mahatma Gandhi on Polish headquarter, Delhi

    The wall project in Mumbai saw 400 artists and general people from all over the world coming together to paint an entire stretch of boundary wall along Tulsi Pipe Road, in the wake of taking the consent from the nearby local Municipality. 

    During a street art festival at Shahpur Jat, New Delhi, which started with seven walls ended at last more than 40 walls of artwork. 

    Residents also begun to make requests for their walls to be covered with artwork too. Even, prominent brands want to use graffiti artists to promote their wares. 

    Nike Air and a clothing brand, the parking lot of Phoenix Mall enclosed with graffiti by another graffiti artist Zake.

    Most of the artists say that they shy away from making overt statements because graffiti is illegal and they’d rather bring cheer into people’s lives. 

    Some artists like to work individually while some artists work with government organizations. For example, the Delhi Police have a huge wall of graffiti at one of the offices. 

    City Municipalities are connecting to artists to beautify the roads and pass on social messages. For Delhi-based street artist Harsh Raman, painting on the city’s walls is a ticket to displaying his art to the masses, who don’t have time to visit an art gallery. 

    His stunning artwork of a Bharatanatyam dancer cosmetically transforming into a samba dancer on the outside walls of Hauz Khas Apartments.

    With the growing popularity of street art in our metro cities, acceptance and appreciation is also growing. 

    International artists have become aware of and even collaborated with Indian graffiti artists and new Indian artists have found the motivation to jump on the bandwagon.


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    Indian Artist

    1.G.R. Santosh  2. Jai Zharotia 3. Ramkinkar Vaij 4. Dhan Raj Bhagat 5. Somnath Hore 6. Raja Ravi Varma 7. Ratnabali Kant 8. Satish Gujral  9. Anjolie Ela Menon 10. Jagdish Swaminathan   11. Bishamber Khanna  12. Shanti Dave  13. Om Prakash  14. A Ramachandran 15. Arpita Singh 16. Gulam Mohammad Sheikh  17. Biren De  18. Manjit Bawa 19. Gogi Saroj Pal  20. Arpana Caur 21. Vivan Sundaram  22.Amar Nath Sehgal 23. Jatin Das  24.Meera Mukherjee 25. P. V. Janakiram 26. Ved Nayar 27. Mrinalini Mukherjee  28. Lydia Mehta 29. Krishna Reddy 30. Surindra Chadha 31. Anupam Sud 32. Sankho Chaudhuri 33. Gaganendranath Tagore 34. Rabindranath Tagore 35. Nandalal Bose  36. Abanindranath Tagore 37. Jamini Roy 38. Amrita Sher-Gil 39. A. R. Chughtai  40. Zainul Abedin 41. George Keyt 42. M.F. Husain 43. Binod Bihari Mukharji 44. K. G. Subramanyan  45. Krishen Khanna  46. Tyeb Mehta  47. Ram Kumar 48. Pran Nath Mago 49. F.N. Souza 50. B.C.Sanyal 51. K.S.Kulkarni 52. HarKrishan Lal 53. Jahangir Sabavala 54. Sailoz Mukherjee 55. N. S. Bendre  56. K.K.Hebbar 57. Bimal Das Gupta  

    Female Artists:

    1.Amrita Sher-Gil  2. Arpana Caur  3. Anupam Sud   4. Lydia Mehta   5. Mrinalini Mukherjee   6. Meera Mukherjee   7. Ratnabali Kant

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