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101 Hip Hop Homeland: Go around Mumbai’s streets at night with graffiti artist Zake

Zake is a pioneer of Mumbai’s graffiti scene. Tagging walls with spray paints, the city is his canvas. Graffiti artists are usually inconsistent and imitative, but Zake is highly promising and has benefited from the media exposure street art gets in Mumbai. A fine arts student, his constant experimentation has created an Indian style of graffiti. The European influences in terms of style are visible, but his work employs Indian scripts, such as Devanagari. This contextualising of art is particularly important for graffiti, since it is the only form of art freely accessible to all people to experience.

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Updated Date: Jun 14, 2017 14:36 PM

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