The bright walls of Hyderabad city are a witness to the art movement that has started in the city, wherein various artists have been either commissioned or allowed to showcase their art. And one of these artists happens to be Abhedya Bhagawan.
Abhedya, like all artists, started out by doodling his favorite characters on walls as a kid. Eventually, his passion has now turned into his profession, and he earns well. He first started off by painting a wall on Necklace Road in the Maqta Art District. He followed this up by painting a wall in the co-living space called Boston Living in Kondapur and has just completed doing a wall for Grease Monkey, a pub that opened recently in Jubilee Hills.
The 25-year-old shares that street art is more about being creatively expressive, while graffiti is commissioned and often has political or social undertones. It is more 'revolutionary,' points out Abhedya. He says Hyderabad is emerging as a cultural capital thanks to urban subcultures such as hip hop, skateboarding, stickers, etc.
Abhedya has had his training from Santanu Hazarika and Sadhu X of Nepal, apart from being a fine arts student. He also worked with Redbull and a Delhi-based non-profit called St+art India, which helped him gain experience and develop his own unique style.