The St+Art Mumbai festival was organised in Mumbai from November - December, 2014 which brought down artists from across the country and the world to Mumbai for a street art festival. The festival started in the suburb of Bandra which is a vibrant and culturally active part of the city. The winding lanes and empty walls of Pali Village became the canvasses for the artists.
Since the intervention was spread across weeks, artists worked on individual pieces, along with collaborations with other other artists. Anpu and Tika painted a cat on the wall of a pet grooming salon. (right)
“Spaces like these are rare in a large, growing metropolis like Bombay and are often threatened. And the threat is not that somebody will come and destroy it, but they are essentially being bought out. And this being one of the entrances to Pali Village - almost like a threshold between two different set of urban's, the idea was to create a visual metaphor for this confrontation, so the idea of a battle came about.”
- Amitabh Kumar
After Pali Village, the festival started spreading further out to other parts of Bandra, as more artists arrived for the festival. Tika (Swi) worked on the wall of a residential complex called the 'New Friends' building and used to name as an inspiration for her artwork.
German artist Dome worked over a week to finish his massive piece in Bandra.
InkBrushnMe (Ind) and Seikon (Pol) painted thees pieces next to each other on a hostel for women.
Ano (Tiw) painted a bunch of pieces across Bandra during his stay in the city. Starting off by renovating an old dilapidated landmark store known as the Vienna Store.
Akacorleone (Por) works a lot with characters and typefaces and was heavily influenced by the hand painted signages he saw across Mumbai. He painted a piece on the facade of an iconic bakery in the Bandra region known as the Jude bakery, and used a reference to St. Jude, the patron saint of lost causes in his piece
Indian Artist Anpu wanted to paint something that represented the inherent nature of the city of Mumbai - a city that thrives on chaos, yet has a very