Jas, aka Jas Charanjiva, is a muralist born in the UK, raised in Toronto and SF, further evolved in NYC and now living in Mumbai.
“In a place like India where people throw garbage and litter (often because there are no public garbage cans), I throw up art without permission. I don’t see why I can’t and shouldn’t. If the authorities tell me to stop, I’ll tell them to clean up the city first,” says the young lady.
Her most well-known piece is called Don’t Mess With Me (better known on the streets as The Pink Lady). She created her after the December 2012 fatal gang rape in Delhi.
Jas is a self-taught artist. At the age of 12 while living in California she received her first professional skateboard and loved the art on the back of its deck. This led to her obsession with underground art. She often uses non-conventional characters in her work.
Take a look at her Facebook account here.
July 19, 2016