The questions: ‘what is art for?’ Or, ‘why man creates?’ have been asked before and answered many times in many different ways. And yet, I want to ask again. It is like the question ‘what is the meaning of life?’ and the only answer to that question that makes sense to me is “forty-two” – the answer that the science fiction writer Douglas Adams brings to us in his book ‘The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy’. Perhaps, it means that there is no answer, or at least no meaningful answer.
Here, I am sharing photographs of the two kinds of street art in Bangalore that I’ve come across and wanted to discuss with others. One, the walls that are painted by local artists commissioned by the Municipal Corporation and two, the walls that were painted by the students of the Srishti school of Design.
Street art by local artists