This series of intergalactic art installations located in New Delhi, India, is the handiwork of Swiss street art duo, Nevercrew. They’ve been working together since 1996, and these out-of-this-world murals are their latest works, which sit a few kilometres apart.
The first was realised in the Lodhi Colony in south-central New Delhi, while the second was painted on six train containers of the “WIP” exhibition, at the ICD deposit of Tughlakabad, further south. Lodhi Colony is one of the oldest colonies established during the British period and was originally built in 1940 to house the employees of the government.
The artists explain: “In our society structured on the expansion of power and on the conquest of the final product, the origin of things and their history are often put aside. The reasons are confused and mixed over time, diluted up to make it turbid, making past and present less and less readable.
“In this way the vision of reality itself and its understanding, as the understanding of its problems, fails. The man finds himself with no history, unable to distinguish the outlines of his surroundings, without memories that make him aware and without reference points that make him conscious of his actual position.”
Check out more of Nevercrew’s work here.