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Street Art: Painting the Jaipur city streets and walls


Youngsters from the city of Jaipur have taken it as a challenge on themselves to beautify Jaipur the Pink City all the more. Youngsters are working on street art and groups of such street art artists are painting the city at several locations and displaying their art and style.

Social messages - government initiative - beautifying from own cost:

Artists are conveying and delivering the social messages with the idea of their colourful street art.

Government of the state has assigned projects and contracted with these street art artists to ornament the look of the streets.

On the other side, some artists with the help and support of the nearby resident community are garnishing up the streets and taking forward their art and artistic styles from their own pocket.

Beautified areas in the Jaipur city:

Areas that have been graced with street art in the Pink City are Jawahar Nagar, Rajapark, Bajaj Nagar and Gopalpura.

It has been noted that the walls of these areas were ugly and hideous previously and are crafted and graced with colours now.

The UNSAID art group:

From the group UNSAID, its members namely Chandra Shekhar Sen, Aditya Vardhan Rathore, Pooja Sharma, Varun, Akash and Tarun Sharma have worked upon numerous areas and its walls in the Jaipur city.

Project curator:

This project of wall art is under curation by Ms. Prerna Khandelwal.

Association with societies:

A good number of societies in the city are associated with young artist groups which from time to time conduct several activities in light of street art.

The support received from these societies are also a source of encouragement for the artists and this in result is a motivating factor for them to enhance and develop their street and wall art style.

Art groups:

Some sources which share information, revealed that there are about 3-4 groups that are developed to cater to street art and these groups comprise of about 30 artists who work together.

Alumni artists from art schools:

Amongst these artists, alumni (passed out) students from refined colleges like Jaipur School of Art, Fine Arts Department of the Rajasthan University and Baroda School of Art.

Alumni (pass out) student Ms. Vanshika, from the Baroda School of Art is in talks to soon take up projects on Jaipur street art. For this, a group will be formed and the group will come up with a theme to finally take up street art on it.

Choosing themes:

The artists in the city amongst their group decide a theme for street art and then work together to bring out the same on walls. Themes in light of social responsibilities and reaching out to the audience and delivering social messages are chosen and worked upon mostly.

Acceptance and appreciation of street art:

In Jawahar Nagar, social messages like women empowerment and to make the city clean and green have been thought upon and graced up on the streets and their walls.

City residents have been in awe of these pieces of art.

Apart from the city residents, officers of the Municipal Corporation have also been amazed by the idea of such social messages by visual art and their successful message being delivered to the city residents and they also have been planning to get such street art work done by artists.

Jaipur Development Authority and Municipal Corporation gear up for street art:

Jaipur Development Authority and the Municipal Corporation till date have been choosing flyovers and sculptures for being beautified, but now they are also looking into and focussing onto street art.

Artist Ms. Prerna Khandelwal expressed that till date the artists have been working under several groups and their art has been appreciated and accepted amongst the commoners. Majority of the work is based on passing on social messages to the city residents.

 


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