While we discovered his first piece a few days ago, Axel Void is still in India where he just finished working on this brand new piece somewhere on the streets of Chennai.
The piece is entitled “Life” and the Spanish artist explains:
This piece is part of the “Mediocre” series. Its situated on the side of the river in the slum that is directly in front of my wall in Greenways Station, which is the first thing they see when the come out to the street. Its popularly called “G.S. Nagar”. After bonding with some kids from this area I decided to go paint two small pieces after in the end of my stay in Chennai.
There I was treated with the up most sense of an honest hospitality and friendship.
Despite the rough view form the side facing the river in the inside this is a beautiful and vivid place with many small houses painted in colors, the smell of home made food cooked on the street, girls drawing Rangoli symbols on the floor entrance of their houses and everything hand made with a mix of the closest care to details and scorned oddments.
But with what I found to be the true life of the neighborhood where the kids, the way people interacted with them and they ran about as if the street where just an extension of their house and the people an extension of their family. The wall is based on a photo of “Dharshan”. It is painted on his house. This piece is about the kids and the effect that they have on the people around them.
Special thanks to George Zolschoe for curating and the Goethe Institut for organizing. To shyam Chandar, Venkat Subramanian and Nijathan Mohan for their help and the people of Elango Street for their friendship and hospitality.
Continue reading for more images on this new street piece and as usual keep your eyes peeled on StreetArtNews for the latest updates.