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St+ART India 2016: Niels “Shoe” Meulman, Reko Rennie, Anpu Varkey & Chifumi

St+ART India 2016: Niels “Shoe” Meulman, Reko Rennie, Anpu Varkey & Chifumi

Amsterdam based designer, artist, calligrafitti writer Niels Shoe Meulman appears to have had an excellent time in all the photos we’ve been seeing from his time in India. Tagging since the turn of the eighties, “Shoe” is still making meaningful and fresh marks around the world in a way that tells you he continues to push himself as an artist and to do more to expand his unique visual vocabulary.

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Niels Shoe Meulmuan for St+ART India 2016. New Delhi, India. (photo © @BlindEyeFactory)

The producers of ST+ART India continue to demonstrate a proclivity for quality programming – at least the general mix is of higher caliber thinkers and feelers than we are seeing in bigger (and more commercial) blow-out festivals. BSA readers are starting to become very accustomed to seeing great impactful work coming out of this relatively young mural event.

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Niels Shoe Meulmuan for St+ART India 2016. New Delhi, India. (photo © @BlindEyeFactory)

You’ll also notice a fair contingent of local talent on the roster in addition to more internationally recognizable Street Art names, which is always a good sign because it suggests an integration of community. With a few more days to go before the end of the 2016 program, we’ve already seen plenty.

Here’s our 3rd installment from this years events with Niels Shoe Meulman, Reko Rennie, Anpu Varkey and Chifumi – and we’ll do a round-up once its all wrapped.

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Niels Shoe Meulmuan for St+ART India 2016. New Delhi, India. (photo © @BlindEyeFactory)

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Niels Shoe Meulmuan for St+ART India 2016. New Delhi, India. (photo © @BlindEyeFactory)

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Anpu Varkey for St+ART India 2016. New Delhi, India. (photo © @BlindEyeFactory)

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Anpu Varkey for St+ART India 2016. New Delhi, India. (photo © @BlindEyeFactory)

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Anpu Varkey for St+ART India 2016. New Delhi, India. (photo © @BlindEyeFactory)

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Reko Rennie for St+ART India 2016. New Delhi, India. (photo © @BlindEyeFactory)

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Reko Rennie for St+ART India 2016. New Delhi, India. (photo © @BlindEyeFactory)

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Reko Rennie for St+ART India 2016. New Delhi, India. (photo © @BlindEyeFactory)

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Reko Rennie for St+ART India 2016. New Delhi, India. (photo © @BlindEyeFactory)

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Chifumi for St+ART India 2016. New Delhi, India. (photo © @BlindEyeFactory)

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Chifumi for St+ART India 2016. New Delhi, India. (photo © @BlindEyeFactory)

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Chifumi for St+ART India 2016. New Delhi, India. (photo © @BlindEyeFactory)

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Chifumi for St+ART India 2016. New Delhi, India. (photo © @BlindEyeFactory)

 

Our most sincere thanks to BSA Contributors Lorenzo and Giorgio at BlindEyeFactory.com for sharing their photos with BSA readers. Stay tuned for a full photo essay of this year’s edition of St+ART India with more photos from these gentlemen.

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NeverCrew in Delhi: “See Through / See Beyond” Tells Story of Alienation

NeverCrew in Delhi: “See Through / See Beyond” Tells Story of Alienation

Switzerland‘s NeverCrew just completed two murals at the end of January for St+Art India in New Delhi that are connected thematically, though separated by a few kilometers. That geographical distance is intended to indicate time and loss of memory, they say, as the conceptual bases for “See Through / See Beyond” speaks to the loss of identity that colonized societies experience as their roots slowly fade over time.

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NeverCrew. “See Through / See Beyond” St+ART India. New Delhi, India. January 2016 (photo © NeverCrew)

In this case, the story is linked to the British Empire imposing upon the Indians but it could just as easily apply to any displacement of a culture’s roots and history.

“The man finds himself with no history, unable to distinguish the outlines of his surroundings, without memories that make him aware and without reference points that make him conscious of his actual position,” says Pablo, one of the two members of NeverCrew. The disconnection here is embodied by the space man, floating above the surface of an odd moonscape, adrift and unable to establish connection.

Perhaps his name is Major Tom.

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NeverCrew. “See Through / See Beyond” St+ART India. New Delhi, India. January 2016. (photo © Never Crew)

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NeverCrew. “See Through / See Beyond” St+ART India. New Delhi, India. January 2016 (photo © NeverCrew)

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NeverCrew. “See Through / See Beyond” St+ART India. New Delhi, India. January 2016 (photo © NeverCrew)

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NeverCrew. “See Through / See Beyond” St+ART India. New Delhi, India. January 2016 (photo © NeverCrew)

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NeverCrew. “See Through / See Beyond” St+ART India. New Delhi, India. January 2016 (photo © NeverCrew)

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NeverCrew. “See Through / See Beyond” St+ART India. New Delhi, India. January 2016 (photo © NeverCrew)

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NeverCrew. “See Through / See Beyond” St+ART India. New Delhi, India. January 2016 (photo © NeverCrew)

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