Mahatma Gandhi at Churchgate Station, Mumbai

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By legendary Brazilian artist, Eduardo Kobra 

In October 2017, Brazilian street artist, Eduardo Kobra came to Mumbai to work on one of the landmarks of the city. The iconic artist is known to paint important figures all across the world.

Churchgate is the first station on the Western Railway, and is one of the busiest, visited approximately by 6 Lakh people everyday. It presented a massive facade for Kobra to paint on.

Once Eduardo Kobra arrived on location, he began the process of gridding his composition on the facade, which would be a continuation of his 'Faces of Peace' project

The facade presented a unique challenge since it had two sides to it. Kobra decided to paint his mural in an anamorphic style which would use both the sides to create a composite image

Over the course of the next few days, several passerby's and onlookers were curious at this new activity taking place. A figure started to emerge that even the common man could associate with

The Railways were an integral part of India’s freedom struggle as they helped in unifying the movement. This became a central part of the second facade in Kobra's composition

In 1893, Mahatma Gandhi was deported off a train in South Africa which began his life long battle for civil rights and India’s freedom. Eduardo Kobra’s work is a tribute of the activist’s contribution

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Exhibit Curator: Akshat Nauriyal and Karan Kaul
Images: Akshat Nauriyal and Pranav Gohil

Artwork by Eduardo Kobra

Original Image of Mahatma Gandhi courtesy of Kulwant Roy collection as part of India Photo Archive and Aditya Aarya Archive

Project proudly supported by Western Railway and Asian Paints

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