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India St+ Art Festival: The beautifully painted walls of Delhi

The 2016 edition of the India St+ Art Festival in Delhi seeks to redefine public places, and is using graffiti to that effect.

The 2016 edition of the India St+ Art Festival in Delhi seeks to redefine public places by re-looking and redesidning public spaces. Graffiti artists — including some international ones — have come together to brighten up the otherwise dull walls in Delhi's various spots like Shahpur Jat, Okhla and Defence Colony. Take a look at a few projects from the festival which will run throughout February. (Source: Express Photo by Tashi Tobgyal)

One among the 22 installations at the Lodhi Colony as part of the ongoing India St+ Art festival, 2016. In its fourth edition, the festival takes on a larger role of re-looking at and redesigning urban spaces in the city. (Source: Express Photo by Tashi Tobgyal)

With 25 Indian and international street artists, the festival is set to make its mark in areas such as Shahpur Jat, Okhla and Defence Colony in Delhi. (Source: Express Photo by Tashi Tobgyal)

This is a graffiti by artist Nafir. Most of the work is already visible on the streets, while some are still in progress. The festival will be ongoing throughout February. (Source: Express Photo by Tashi Tobgyal)

This creation — by Never Crew — adds a dash of colour to the otherwise bare, drab wall. The organisers believe in using art as an intervention to redefine public spaces. (Source: Express Photo by Tashi Tobgyal)

This Swacch Bharat graffiti is one among the 22 installations. Akshat Nauriyal, one of the founders says, "We employed the ethos of Swacch Bharat and gave it a contemporary twist, to build a sense of community pride and consciousness." (Source: Express Photo by Tashi Tobgyal)

Dutch artist Niels Shoe Meulman has used ‘Calligraffiti’ —– a special kind of art form combining graffiti and calligraphy — to illustrate a poem he wrote. (Source: Express Photo by Tashi Tobgyal)

Artist Suiko’'s depiction of the Lotus — India’'s national flower — which also includes Japanese characters and striking curved lines, is on exhibit at the festival. Suiko has employed vibrant colour schemes to create Chinese character designs on a wall at Lodhi Colony. (Source: Express Photo by Tashi Tobgyal)

This graffiti art by Anpu Varkey titled 'Lava Tree' brings a semblance of life to a plain wall. (Source: Express Photo by Tashi Tobgyal)

French artist Chifumi brings to one of Delhi's walls his interpretation of the Indian hand gesture — the padma mudra — by mixing it with the Khmer pattern from Cambodia. Many foreign artists have lent their own spin to traditional Indian motifs. (Source: Express Photo by Tashi Tobgyal)

This graffiti art by Lady AIKO is an interpretation of Rani Laxmibai's valour. (Source: Express Photo by Tashi Tobgyal)

This graffiti captures the feel of an optical illusion, brightening up the relatively ordinary street. The public is often astonished to realise its a free exhibit. (Source: Express Photo by Tashi Tobgyal)