A graffiti is so much more than a set of colours thrown together. It is a form of art, an expression that means different things to different people. 

While we've come across a lot of these quirky graffiti in metro cities like New Delhi and Mumbai, not many would know that Kolkata, too, has been a beautiful canvas for street artists. 

Pritam Dutta, a 26-year-old software engineer from Kolkata, went around the city capturing it in all its quirky glory. Talking to ScoopWhoop, he said: 

"As a city shutterbug, I roam around to find versatile wall graffiti around the city. The purpose is to get the message across, to provide a platform for aspiring artists, to save walls from the grime and the dirt of the city-life, and most importantly, to create an artistic experience that will be relished and cultivated beyond borders."

You've probably never seen Kolkata like this: 

Source: b'Location:\xc2\xa0College Street'
Source: b'Location:\xc2\xa0Bidhan Nagar'
Source: b'Location:\xc2\xa0College Street'
Source: b'Location:\xc2\xa0Hatkhola'
Source: b'Location:\xc2\xa0Sudder Street'
Source: b'Location:\xc2\xa0College Street'
Source: b'Location:\xc2\xa0Mominpur'
Source: b'Location: Beni Nandan Street\xc2\xa0'
Source: b'Location:\xc2\xa0Elgin Road'
Source: b'Location:\xc2\xa0Bidhan Nagar '
Source: b'Location:\xc2\xa0Sudder Street'
Source: b'Location:\xc2\xa0Sudder Street'
Source: b'Location:\xc2\xa0Mominpur'
Source: b'Location:\xc2\xa0Elgin Road'
Source: b'Location:\xc2\xa0Beni Nandan Street'
Source: b'Location:\xc2\xa0Alipore'
Source: b'Location:\xc2\xa0Kumartli'
Source: b'Location:\xc2\xa0Sudder Street'
Source: b'Location:\xc2\xa0Hatibagan'
Source: b'Location:\xc2\xa0Park Circus'

You can follow more of his work here.