When you are an artist, the world becomes your canvas.
As I write this post, listening to Pink Floyd, trying to get into the mind of the artists that made these art work, marvelling at the sheer brilliance of their work – I cannot yet fathom what is “that thing” that runs inside the heads of these talented souls. I wonder if their ideas are seeded from a personal experience, hallucination or maybe even a song. I have stared at this artwork, before posting it here, for so many hours that every time I look at one art work there is always something different I see and something new that I feel I was able to decipher. For someone like me who’s not much of a minimalist as is quite obvious by my choice of apparel and the work I project, I felt at times I could relate to these artwork and deduce my own conclusions at what could each art-form possibly mean. They say every artist hides a clue in their artwork and yet hours of starting at these graffiti art only make me come to different set of conclusions every time.
While I hum along to the old classic tunes of Pink Floyd, I’m pretty much comfortably numb. Pun aside, I suppose I’m just captivated by how magnificently a human mind works and I somehow find comfort looking at these art work which at the moment – I feel represents what’s inside my mind. I’ve always felt that I have a weakness that prevents me from focussing on one thing and my mind is always thinking of multiple things all the time. And while I started working on this set of images, there came a point when I just stopped working, literally, and I observed the artwork more carefully. I must admit that what I see pleases me tremendously. That is, if you put out the model out of the graffiti. For I honestly don’t enjoy looking at my pictures much.
I’m pretty happy that St+Art Foundation when they came to Bangalore, brought out some of the best artists that we had in the city and also introduced us to some talented folks from other places. Had this non profit organisation not chanced upon our city, rather our country, I would never have imagined about the work of such marvellous artists ever. And after seeing how the work has been done, I would love to get to know them personally. Just to sit and talk. For I believe the experience will be very different. I’ve always noticed a common eccentricity amongst really talented individuals I literally worship and I have always felt that their aura is so different and that’s what sets them apart. I guess its their mind.
I have been checking the progress of each art since they started in October and after wanting to do this for so long, today I’ve finally managed to blog about how creative minds put together bring out the best of everything. A dirty underpass, a sidewalk, a plain Metro Station will never look the same again and it’s all owing to the mind eye of these artists that have brought forth so much beauty to our city. And having said that, I suggest you check out this site for more fascinating work done in the other cities, for what we are witnessing now is the power of one’s imagination to bring something into life.
Behind the scenes Vlog: