The streets are their canvas

Tripoto
26th Jan 2016

This Republic day, a friend and I went for a walk down the streets of Bandra, a Mumbai suburb in India with new eyes. Known for a person who mostly walks with blinkers on, I would have never noticed the breathtaking art on some of these street walls. I have always wondered what motivated people to express their art on walls rather than on traditional mediums.

The definition of street art is visual art created in public places, executed outside of the context of traditional art venues. Artists who choose the streets as their gallery are often doing so from a preference to communicate directly with the public, free from perceived confines of formal art world. 

Here are some street art pieces that we experienced along the way.... 

Photo of The streets are their canvas 1/29 by Steshia Monserrate

Location: Ranwar village, Waroda road; Artist: Triple Optics by Rock

Photo of The streets are their canvas 2/29 by Steshia Monserrate

Location: Diamond Arc Building, St. John Baptist road; Artist: Dome

Photo of The streets are their canvas 3/29 by Steshia Monserrate 

Location: Pali village; Artist: Fomas  

Photo of The streets are their canvas 4/29 by Steshia Monserrate

Location: St. Sebastian Cross road; Artist: Yantr

Photo of The streets are their canvas 5/29 by Steshia Monserrate   

Location: St. Jude's Bakery, Waroda road; Artist: Akacorleone

Photo of The streets are their canvas 6/29 by Steshia Monserrate

Location: Pali village; Artist: Tona

Photo of The streets are their canvas 7/29 by Steshia Monserrate    

Location: Pali village; Artist: Amitabh Kumar

Photo of The streets are their canvas 8/29 by Steshia Monserrate

Location: Pali village; Artist: Amitabh Kumar

Photo of The streets are their canvas 9/29 by Steshia Monserrate 

Location: Pali village; Artist: Unknown

 Photo of The streets are their canvas 10/29 by Steshia Monserrate

Location: Pali village; Artist: Anpu and Tika

Photo of The streets are their canvas 11/29 by Steshia Monserrate     

Location: Hill road; Artist: Ano

 Photo of The streets are their canvas 12/29 by Steshia Monserrate

Location: Pali village; Artist: Nora and Anpu

Photo of The streets are their canvas 13/29 by Steshia Monserrate  

Location: Waroda Road; Artist: Unknown  

Photo of The streets are their canvas 14/29 by Steshia Monserrate

Location: Pali village; Artist: Bond

Photo of The streets are their canvas 15/29 by Steshia Monserrate 

Location: Pali village; Artist: Unknown

Photo of The streets are their canvas 16/29 by Steshia Monserrate

Location: Waroda road; Artist: Gomez

Photo of The streets are their canvas 17/29 by Steshia Monserrate   

Location: Manuel Gonsalves Girls hostel; Artist: Seikon  

 Photo of The streets are their canvas 18/29 by Steshia Monserrate

Location: Manuel Gonsalves Girls hostel; Artist: Inkbrushnme

Photo of The streets are their canvas 19/29 by Steshia Monserrate Photo of The streets are their canvas 20/29 by Steshia Monserrate

Location: Pali village; Artist: Unknown

Photo of The streets are their canvas 21/29 by Steshia Monserrate

Location: Pali village; Artist: Tona and Tofu

Photo of The streets are their canvas 22/29 by Steshia Monserrate

Location: Pali village; Artist: Tona and Tofu                                                                                   

Photo of The streets are their canvas 23/29 by Steshia Monserrate     

Location: Pali village; Artist: Anpu

Photo of The streets are their canvas 24/29 by Steshia Monserrate

Location: Waroda road; Artist: Bollywood street art

Photo of The streets are their canvas 25/29 by Steshia Monserrate  Photo of The streets are their canvas 26/29 by Steshia Monserrate

Location: Hill road

Photo of The streets are their canvas 27/29 by Steshia MonserratePhoto of The streets are their canvas 28/29 by Steshia MonserratePhoto of The streets are their canvas 29/29 by Steshia Monserrate

Location: Pali village; Artist: Tofu


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