Street Artist AVI
“The Endless joy” by AVI in Ukkadam, Coimbatore South, Coimbatore, India. The festival was organised by St+art India as a second edition of UKKADAM ART DISTRICT. Photos by Pranav Gohil and Jay Upadhyay.
St+art India: AVI is a contemporary street artist based out of Baroda, Gujarat. His work is cutting-edge and witty, with a hyper- realistic approach that compliments his anamorphic style of work quite effectively. Combining his background in graphic design with that of visual arts, he reflects on architectural and spatial challenges in his work and creates pieces that always take the audience by surprise.
Characters here are mere actors exploring life amidst endless hopes and aspiration leading residents to convert as per space
AVI: “Converting places to life and living” while walls create distances, hopes are built within the concrete construction as it gives protection too. Nuances of protected lives are curated through the magnanimous Anamorphic mural, leading to mysteries of life through hues and strokes.
Characters here are mere actors exploring life amidst endless hopes and aspiration leading residents to convert as per space. However, hope is still there, while people in the building adjust to the shape and forms and surrenders to the mundane way of living, the hope of living beyond the ordinary and exploring the unexplored continues, and thus, presents a vision of kitchen sink life rising against all odds to experience a better living.
Tranquil hues have been applied to set the mood of the domestic lives wrapped in uncertainties, yet bold strokes, huge characters, serene paper plane juxtaposes lives in concrete rooms where hopes and discontent resides as the way forward. Contradiction is the new normal way and thus, conveyed through the hue of hopes that transports a vision of fragmented happiness depicted through life sized canvas.