This wall in Lodhi represents a collaboration between French artists Lek & Sowat and Indian artist Hanif Kureshi who runs Hand Painted Type.
From before they landed in India, Lek & Sowat were intrigued by the idea of collaborating with Indian hand-painters and wanted to use a lot of colour in their work. Post discussions with Hanif, Sowat decided to paint characters resembling sanskrit letters to form a base, which Lek would then half erase with water to create an effect they describe as ‘colour rain’, drawing inspiration from the festival of Holi.
After speaking with children of the community who play cricket at their site everyday, they decided to write the text ‘We love Delhi’ in hindi which Hanif then painted on top of their sanskrit cyphers to create an artwork which everyone in the neighbourhood could relate to and enjoy. Pics by Akshat Nauriyal & Naman Saraiya