Art Attack: New Delhi’s Romance With Street Art

Art Attack: New Delhi’s Romance With Street Art
Street art scene is strong in Lodhi Art District, Delhi, Photo Credit: Precious Kamei

New Delhi's affair with street art just got better

Simrran Gill, Precious Kamei
October 14 , 2019
03 Min Read

Delhi’s affair with art and culture can be spotted easily while strolling through the bylanes of the city. While the magnificent Mughal architecture is spread across the city, there are small, quaint walls with murals adorning them. As the city heads towards winters, early morning or late evening strolls are marked on everybody’s to do list. Whether a native or not, everybody shares a bond with Delhi’s rich cultural history. And explore and enhance this further we suggest a stroll through Delhi’s Lodhi colony where each wall has a story of its own to tell. Worry not if you’ve already ticked this off your list, as murals as recent as two months old now adorn the city walls. Art, as they say, liberates you, and helps your express yourself. As we go around the city, we find some of these expressions, each telling a story of its own. 

We capture a glimpse of this affair and bring it to you:


An artwork by MAJLIS, An Art Forum

NeSpoon's creation in Meherchand Market

An artwork by Rakesh Kumar Memrot

It's a colourful fest when artwork by Yok and Sheryo, street artists from Australia & Singapore, adorn the streets

An artwork of Sam Lo or SKL0, an urban visual artist currently based in Singapore

An empty street with painted walls on both sides

An optical illusion?

A different kind of street art perhaps...

Birders will love this corner because there are colourful birds everywhere

Colours! Colours!

Delhiites may identify pigeons as the rats of the sky but aren't they looking pretty?

For an undisturbed artistic stroll

NeSpoon, a Polish street artist, shares some of his creativity with us

No one can resist snapping a picture or two of these beautiful artworks

Pop of colours is what you should be enjoying this winter

Street art is vibrant in this part of the city

This artwork by Aravani Art Project is a fine example of the kind of work the foundation aims to embrace, that is, creating consciousness about the Transgender Community

This artwork by Rakesh Kumar Memrot is all about nature

Way to make any dreary building look interesting

Yok and Sheryo got the cow right

Post this we suggest you grab a scrumptious meal at Chidambaram’s New Madras Hotel. Extremely tiny and easy to miss, Chidambaram is what the locals swear by. We suggest you try their kurkure idli and absolutely not miss the filter coffee.

Where: Lodhi Colony
Nearest Metro Station: Jor Bagh (on the yellow line) and JLN Stadium (on the violet line)

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