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Life Through Colours: The Mesmerising Artworks of a Brazilian Duo in Delhi’s Lodhi Art District

A Brazilian design and illustration collective has transformed the walls of India’s first open air art district and given it a whole new identity.

Enter the Lodhi Art District and brace yourself to be mesmerised.

A Brazilian design and illustration collective has transformed the walls of India’s first open air art district and given it a whole new identity.

One of the murals by the duo. Courtesy: Akshat Nauriyal.

Bicicleta Sem Freio, also known as Bicycle Without Brakes comprising two talented artists Douglas Castro and Renato Reno, have taken to the walls in the district and have a visual extravaganza to offer.

Stretching across Khan Market to Meharchand Market, the duo have collaborated with the St+Art India Foundation for the project.

Also known as Facing Walls, the two murals under the project are inspired by the local Indian flora fauna.

The artists Douglas Castro and Renato Reno. Source: Facebook.

Though Douglas and Renato work collectively, this time they have individually worked on their pieces for the first time.

Through their works one can find context of celebration of life interspersed with colours.

A concept that is deeply embedded in both Indian and Brazilian cultures.

The murals by Renato. Courtesy: Akshat Nauriyal.

The Facing Walls project has been carried forth in collaboration with the Embassy of Brazil, Swachh Bharat Mission, CPWD and Sanskriti Museums.

All the photographs are taken by Akshat Nauriyal. You can find more of his works here.

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Written by Lekshmi Priya S

Shuttling between existentialist views and Grey's Anatomy, Lekshmi has an insanely disturbing habit of binge reading. An ardent lover of animals and plants, she also specializes in cracking terribly sad jokes.