Mangaluru: Artists of Pixncil group use graffiti on buildings to convey social message

Abhijith N Kolpe

Daijiworld Media Network - Mangaluru

Mangaluru, Sep 24: A group of youngsters referred to as Pixncil are known to use graffiti to create awareness regarding senior citizens and aim to spread around a positive message to society about them.

Pixncil consists of five youngsters Vinod, Pruthvi, Ajeesh, Abhijith and Nithesh who painted a sidewall of a building near Chilimbi Malaraya arc with graffiti, to create awareness regarding senior citizens.

The art is of an 80-year-old with a caption 'Its You Tomorrow' in order to sensitize the community about elderly people.

Speaking to Daijiworld one of the members of the Pixncil Pruthvi said, "We have recently formed this group called Pixncil which consists of five people. Initially, when we notice the empty wall, we did not think much about the concept. We soon met the owner Chandrahas who is a senior citizen and when we looked at his condition we were inspired to paint the wall so that we could convey a social message about the elderly people in our society."

"This is a new style of art that is trending in Mangaluru. The art of graffiti which we work around involves concept and realism. In today's world, older people are discarded by their children. However, we should not forget that one day even we will grow old. There are several instances where elderly people are being ignored by their own children which is quite unfortunate as even we could wind up in such situations," said Pruthvi.

Meanwhile, another member of the group Vinod said, "We need to sensitize the people regarding the senior citizens. We should not ignore them but take care of them. Through our art, we have tried to show a picture of a banana, where the fruit is protected by its peel. But when we do not need the peel we discard it. In this manner, we want to convey how society also discards the senior citizens."

"We earlier have painted around several places, however, recently under this new group called Pixncil our painting will revolve around a concept. For our next project we are planning to paint a wall at Urwa which depicting a woman who is a fish vendor," he added.



Comment on this article

  • GURKA, Mangaluru

    Fri, Sep 25 2020

    Its a natural phenomena ! People should not burden to others for any reasons ! They ignored because their life is numbered and no yield only expenditure + become liability that is what the current generation attitude on elders. In this case GOVT should start the SOCIAL SECURITY SCHEME TO all the SENIOR CITIZENS regardless any cast, creed and community as they are proud CITIZEN of India and deserved the best life to live.

    In India some people live till mid of 50 under the mercy of parents ! parents giving shelter to them in the hope of that they will be support them in their old age. but nowadays no one cares about the emotions and family values or at least gratefulness as the world is grown to so selfish but they forget that these days also waiting for them sooner or later.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Fri, Sep 25 2020

    Please stay out of Dirty Politics ...

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    Fri, Sep 25 2020

    This is OK. Meantime better to fight for extending other facilities for which they are eligible as most of the Senior citizens are deprived of this.

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  • Dr Urban DSouza, Udyavar/Malaysia

    Fri, Sep 25 2020

    Congratulations Pixncil, great effort and well-thought concept. Hope the youngsters 'care' their elders with respect and love.
    God bless you all youngsters. Keep up your great work of spreading the love for elders.

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  • Sp, Mangalore

    Fri, Sep 25 2020


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