Graffiti isn’t the first thing that comes to mind when thinking of art forms in India, and true to that assumption what we had been seeing so far in our travels came in more traditional forms and content – lots of sculptures and pictures depicting gods, history and legends.
It was pretty awesome when we also started to stumble upon less traditional subject matter and techniques as well as re-interpretations of key icons.
In Agra, Dan decided to be lazy and while the other guys walked back to the hotel he decided he would catch a lift on an auto rickshaw. An striking piece caught his eye so Dan asked the driver to stop so he could take a picture.Impressed with Dan’s enthusiasm, the driver then mentioned that he knew where more walls were and would be happy to take Dan there. Rupees were handed over and off they went! The driver said that a man from Europe came one day and started randomly spraypainting the walls. The local people didn’t know what to think…but now there are some pieces scattered around the Taj Mahal area of Agra which actually seem to blend in with the rather scruffy looking town surroundings. Pretty cool really. Another great bonus for Dan on his birthday!