Baadal Nanjundaswamy: Protest With Art

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Baadal Nanjundaswamy : Protest With Art
If you live in Bangalore, you would’ve noticed a lot of art on the streets. Mind you, I am not talking about normal art; this is extraordinary, like the crocodile that was on the busy main road in R.T.Nagar once. Yes! That art and the artist behind all this is Baadal Nanjundaswamy, 36, also known as ‘The Crocodile Artist” is a gold medalist in Bachelor of Fine Arts from Mysore University and an alumnus of Chamarajendra Academy of Visual Arts (CAVA). He is most popular for his street art and 3D paintings. Baadal, born in Mysore District is a freelance street artist and also an art director for the Kannada film industry. Even though he was born in Mysore, he splits his time equally in Bangalore and Mysore for his work. He is well known for his part as the art director in the award-winning Kannada movie, Lucia. He has had many art exhibitions which displayed his artworks that he did while travelling in train from Mysuru to Bangaluru. As he prefers travelling by train, he enjoys the journey and creates art.
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Most of which have gone viral on social media, reported by newspapers across the world and also, proved to be successful. ”Whenever I feel that a civic issue is life threatening, I use art to highlight it, with the intention of getting it fixed. Most of the campaigns have been successful as the highlighted issue has been resolved in no time” he said. His works are mainly appreciated for the satirical thought, quick execution and most of all, for influencing the civic authorities in a manner that nothing else would and all this done on his personal time and

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