With each passing week, across a four week process, the artist will respond to Malleshwaram, it’s presence, stories and sense of life with a palimpsest of images woven across the walls, in a nook that is a time warp within the time warp that is Malleshwaram. The images won’t be of a representational register and will be evolving across the shifting mood, contested histories and public participation with both the artwork and the artist in Malleswaram.
Within her stride Anpu’s work picturing feet of a walking woman showcases the locals wandering around Malleshwaram as a part of their daily routine. This piece powerfully portrays what women do every day to reclaim spaces – walk. Geechugalu: Anpu, your interventions as a muralist in the street art world have been widely acclaimed, alongsideContinue reading “Anpu Varkey”
Malleshwaram is one of the oldest parts of Bengaluru representing itself as the most iconic place offering authentic South Indian culture, food and architecture. Greetings from Malleshwaram is a mural painted at the BMTC bus stop to celebrate and elevate its vernacular presence.
Malleshwaram’s favorite pastime is coffee. There is always a certain pride in the roasting and making of coffee from the smallest joints to the larger restaurants. This one beverage connects people through conversation and contextualization through all ages. This mural of an ajji pouring coffee encapsulates this love for ﬁlter coffee.
“Svagata” For Malleshwaram, Girija hopes to represent locals of Malleshwaram, and show how they tie into the traditional/chaotic/ rich tapestry of this beautiful locality. This piece explores the changing time and growing welcome through the hidden back lanes of Malleshwaram, known as conservancy lanes. Geechugalu: Tell us a bit about yourself, and your art practiceContinue reading “Girija Hariharan”
alking about Malleshwaram, it is a very close knit place where you can ﬁnd most things at a walkable distance from wherever you are. The place has a wonderful alignment of trees including Sampige, Neem, Mahogany to name a few, which gives it a distinct character of it’s own. Keeping these things in mind and adding one’s own memorabilia, this piece traces the map of Malleshwaram and connects details of public nostalgic memory to it.
Post it This piece uses the post office building to display a visual letter that Bangalore, especially Malleswaram, requests from its residents about its aspiration, history and present. Geechugalu: You have been one of the early upholders as well as an artist in the collective, how has your journey been so far in the publicContinue reading “Abhijeet Rao”
Sakkare Kaddi Concept Note: A common sight in Malleshwaram is “methai gadiyara”, an uncle who creates watches and toys out of taffy. This kind of candy has always been a part of a light hearted joy and security of childhood. This mural undertakes the task of creating the same sense within the audience. Geechugalu: TellContinue reading “Shivu”
Concept Name: Malleshwaram’s Sparrows Concept Note: Sparrows are connected to the old world of Malleshwaram. Spandana’s mural brings to notice one of the last known population pools of sparrows. The memories of Malleshwaram are often ﬁlled with stories of sparrows from childhood. This mural not only connects with the disappearing biodiversity but also the nostalgicContinue reading “Spandana Vella”
“Gejjeya Nada” Concept Note: With the motifs and colour palettes inspired by the costumes of classical dancers wearing Mysore silk sarees, Shreevyas blends the traditional with the modern. Elements taken from Indian Classical Music and Dance, that Malleshwaram is deeply associated with are used at Seva Sadan as a homage to the “Sangeet Kacheri Halls”.Continue reading “Shreevyas “