The painters of the Warli tribe claim to be "painters and farmers." This simplicity that characterizes them, shows us with amusement and delight a counterpart of "street art" that could be qualified, not without pleasure of "rural art". An artistic dialogue was organized in 2014 in Sao Paulo, where four artists of the Warli tribe have met a local street artist "Caligrapixo".
"WE ARE PAINTERS
8% of the Indian population is of tribal origin, that is more than 100 million people distributed in several hundred different tribes on more than 10% of the Indian territory. Among these tribes, that of the Warli, located in Maharashtra near the megalopolis Mumbai, is doubtless one of the most charming. Thanks to Jivya Soma Mashe, the legendary artist of this tribe, number of Warlis have resisted the lure of big cities and continue to live in their homeland. The simplicity and poetry of their paintings speak of their privileged relationship to nature.