Tyler is a Mumbai-based artist, who began a voting based project on 10 August, through his Instagram handle for naming and shaming public personalities under the Walk of Shame project for I-Day. The artist has painted the first name of an Indian journalist, Arnab Goswami on a Malad street in Mumbai. Arnab Goswami secured 81% of the 4,062 votes polled.
Under the Walk of Shame project, the names of most flagrant personalities are brought under spotlight who have been instrumental in spreading propaganda that causes widespread vandalism, violence and absurdity in the society.
While talking to mid-day Tyler said, “Walk of Shame is the antithesis of Hollywood’s Walk of Fame. We celebrate the most notorious personalities which have promoted ideologies that are detrimental to the society’s growth.” He added, “On Independence Day, we celebrate freedom. As an artist, I want to honour freedom of expression.”
When asked about the toughest part of creating the artwork, Tyler replied, “To dodge the incessant rainfall.”
While commenting on the chosen winner, Arnab Goswami, Tyler said, “This is a direct and simple outcome of the comments section. There was no tampering whatsoever.” He added,” “Art is among the greatest forms of expression. We are being divided every single day. Our cultural diversity is being exploited for personal gains. It is not just vital for artists to express but also for people to observe and realise the true nature of events around them. To unite during such times is often the only path to bring change much like what our freedom fighters hoped for.”