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Urban Art


“Urban art” uses striking street photography to highlight Kolkata’s street art showing the sculptures in the city and their urban setting.

“Urban art” is a visual tour across Kolkata’s colorful streets. Every picture in this collection expertly mixes the streets of  Kolkata with the artistic talent of sculpting. Experience the narrative photography that shows the spirit of this culturally varying city, from the holy sculptures of Kumartuli to the lively sights on Kolkata’s roadways.

man sculpting a sculpture

Sculptor’s View Statue admires it’s creator’s mastery.

In the “Sculptor’s View.” This  Kumartuli vision shows an uncommon moment when a statue seems to be enjoying the artistry of its maker. It’s an incredible representation of the heavenly creativity and religious images which can be seen throughout Kolkata’s streets. These are sculpture making in Kolkata as well as the storytelling photography of the city.

kumartuli street with idols

Hand Sculpture Artisan’s skill capturing human form.

With the “Hand Sculpture,”image taken in Kumartuli. Here, it looks like a statue holding a man’s head in its hand. It shows the artisan’s extraordinary ability for rendering the human form. See the artwork of sculpture-making that characterizes Kolkata’s art scene. Absorb yourself in the beautiful creativity and sacred figures that decorate the city’s streets.  

a women passing idols

Divine Company Lady merges seamlessly with godly sculptures.

In “Divine Company,” a striking picture is captured amidst Kolkata’s busy streets. In this photo, a woman walks along a collection of Godly sculptures that merge her with the holy figures showing the perfect fusion of art and reality. Offering a Godly look into the blend of religious figures and storytelling photographs that decorate the city’s sidewalks. 

men taking idol in tricycle

Sacred Wheels Sacred figure wheeled through Kolkata streets.

Witness the divine sight known as “Sacred Wheels” as a statue of the god is through Kolkata’s roads. This beautiful picture, taken in the middle of the city’s rush, shows Kolkata’s rich culture and blending of narrative photography and religious symbols. It provides an insight into the street art culture of the city, where sculptures decorate the roads, capturing the attention of passersby.

Finally, “Urban art” gives a look into Kolkata’s vibrant street art society as well as its cultural past. The collection conveys the energy of the city’s roads and  its sculptures. Every image conveys a distinct narrative, enticing spectators to fully engage with Kolkata’s artistic ethos. “Urban art” honors the artistic range and rich cultural structure of street photography in India.

All the photos and text in this post are copyright of Harikrishnan V, Alappuzha, KeralaCreative Hut Institute of Photography. Their reproduction, full or part, is forbidden without the explicit approval of the rightful owners.

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