Paola Delfín, a Mexican artist, painted the mural at Nochikuppam, a residential area situated at one end of the Marina beach in Chennai. Her mural was supported by St+art India Foundation, a not-for-profit organisation that creates art projects in public spaces.
On Thursday, St+art India Foundation shared a clip that documented how Delfín created the massive monochromatic mural. While sharing this clip, St+art India Foundation wrote, “For decades, Nochikuppam’s identity has been entwined with the lives of fisherfolk, who have weathered the tides of time and embodied resilience in their daily pursuits. In tribute to this very legacy, Paola Delfin brings her vision to life on the walls with a blend of monochromatic hues. With each stroke, her art takes shape, guided by her diverse influences.”
Delfín based her mural on the interactions she had with the local residents which helped add a hyper-local context to her concepts. This clip has over 19 lakh likes.
Commenting on the post, an Instagram user wrote, “She painted the whole building by herself??? I can’t even paint a canvas yr ”.
Another person wrote, “I always wondered watching who has made this amazing beauty while I’m crossing the Pattinabakkam Beach. What an amazing talent Keep Shining ”.
Previously, Delfín has also painted murals on the streets of Delhi’s Lodhi Colony alongside artists like Andha Ras from Malaysia and urban artist Daku.