Around 20 artists have gathered in the city, to paint entire buildings and public walls, in a bid to promote street art.

In Images Hyderabad gets a makeover as street artists gather in the city
news Art Saturday, November 12, 2016 - 13:35

If one were to walk through the streets of Hyderabad now, especially around Necklace Road and Makhta in Begumpet, you would be in for a visual treat.

For the past week, around 20 artists have gathered in the city, to paint entire buildings and public walls, in a bid to promote street art. 

Part of the St+art Festival which is being held from November 1 to November 12, the festival is bringing together 9 Indian and international artists and 10 local artists from Telangana, to reinvent public spaces. 

"What distinguishes street art from other forms of art is that it is the voice of the public that is meant to be heard by the public. It is important to differentiate this from pure vandalism, because those artists who use the streets as their medium prefer to do so because they wish to be free of the constraints of the formal art community," a press release stated.

(Image: Facebook/Laxman Aelay)

"The intention of street artists is not to have their street art confined to a museum, but rather have it displayed for the masses to see," the press release added.

The paints and resources for the artists have been provided by Asian Paints.

The festival is also collaborating with art@telangana, which is an online art gallery for Telangana artists and the Krishnakriti Foundation, a non-profit foundation.

 

(All Images: Facebook/St+Art India)

 

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