Yogesh Saini leads the Delhi Street Art (DSA), an organisation that promotes public art of the young artists with help from the local government. Saini’s “Delhi Street Art (DSA)” is one of a kind organisations with a sole aim of bringing more color to the city’s public spaces through art or graffiti.
“My real goal is to add aesthetics to our walls and bring more creativity and art into public spaces,” “Delhi has always been culturally-oriented in terms of art, theater, music. For many years, Delhi was seen as a babu-city. But now there is an unleashing of creative art and thought. It has also become trendy,” said Saini
They work in close coordination with municipal and local bodies to make the city with strong historical and cultural roots, more charming.
“At least 60 per cent of our public art work projects are in partnership with local or state authorities. We get funding for more than half of such projects that will cover costs of operations and materials. In Shankar Market, the government funded us for materials and logistics,” said Saini
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Recently, Delhi hosted the ‘ST+ART festival‘ , a gathering of street artists from across the world displaying their work. It was a appropriate precursor to the wave of public art projects yet to come in the city.
Nin Taneja, an independent artist who had worked with Saini, says the culture of street art or Graffiti is constantly developing in the city.
“The authorities are warming up to the idea of street art. As for artists, everyone has his/her imagination. They have their own style. The public wants positive art, something refreshing. It feels good when people appreciate our work,” said Taneja.
Source : The Indian Express