Street Art is a form in which artists display various art works on public spaces like community buildings, boundary walls, walls adjoining main streets etc.
Berger Paints, India's second largest paint company headquartered in Kolkata, decided to bring this art form to the City of Joy. The objective of the Kolkata Street Art Festival was twofold. First, to clean and beautify the prominent walls of Kolkata with the colours of Berger and secondly, to give an opportunity to the artists of Kolkata to showcase their talent for the consumption of the general public. Eminent artist and Member of Parliament, Professor Jogen Chowdhury has mentored this programme and a team of artists led by senior artist Mr. Barun Saha have been involved in this mission.
"The mission is to paint more prominent walls in the coming years. We are seeking to collaborate with local authorities and government bodies to ensure that the works are cleaned throughout the year."
- Abhijit Roy, MD & CEO, Berger Paints
"The exhibition celebrates the power of creativity and the culture of Kolkata via variant colors on the wall. This noble initiative taken by Berger Paints will revamp the city giving recognition to the artists."
- Prof. Jogen Chowdhury, Painter and Chief Advisor of Kolkata Street Art Festival
Painter and Chief Advisor of Kolkata Street Art Festival
Kolkata Street Art Festival celebrates the city's rich cultural heritage