Street Art Collective Trespassers
By Trespassers in Coimbatore, India for St+art India. Photos by Pranav Gohil.
St+art India: “The space was always whispering to each of us, we just dreamed it together on the wall,” say the Trespassers who are on a mission to ‘trespass’ cultural and visual memory by painting murals that dissolve into the surroundings and become a part of the cultural imagination of the residents. Every inch of the mural breathes life into things we encounter all the time and might choose to overlook, but they give a structure to our lived experiences nonetheless.
Trespassers are a 10-member group of artists
St+art India: Trespassers are a 10-member group of artists, hailing from different corners of Kerala. They aim to bring art to the public through the street and foster a dialogue between people who pass by the walls or buildings. Their works can be found on walls, both public and private in and around Kerala.
We worked with six artists who were asked to interpret the idea of our changing relationships with objects that surround us
St+art India: St+art began working on the second edition, in association with Asian Paints along with Coimbatore Corporation, Residents Awareness Association of Coimbatore – RAAC, Credai Coimbatore, in October 2021.
We worked with six artists who were asked to interpret the idea of our changing relationships with objects that surround us – especially in the light of the global pandemic. Living, inanimate, artificial, or conceptual: the brief was to explore how everyday objects interact with us and create liminal spaces where our stories congeal.