Friday, November 27, 2009

Wire City series

This body of work explores the intersection between the physical construction of cities and the society it breeds.

I have been interested in the urban villages that are within Delhi, I did not understand them when I first moved to Delhi, they were not really slums, Sib had pointed them out and explained it to me, The objective of having these urban villages was not to disturb the dwellings of the villagers and therefore keep it out of city planning norms, but over the years what have emerged out of it are rather little pockets of complete chaos.

The people living in these villages are marginalized; they hardly have any access to clean, air, water, electricity, drainage systems or sometime even basic sunlight. In the other hand, the idea of such urban villages is unrealistic because they ignore broader social and economic realities. The ability to create self-contained villages within a huge metropolis city is questionable as employment and activity patterns continue to become more complex.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Trade Fair 2007

All the news of IIFT (India International Trade Fair) at Pragati Maidan in the News papers , made me dig these out, these were done for the Orissa pavilion in 2007. The topic was 'Agriculture and Fisheries' we worked with Pattachitra artists from Raghurajpur, Orissa, Gangadhar Moharana and his students who painted these beautiful works. these were then digitized and composed and printed on flex stretched and mounted. I shall put of actual site pictures and more ( as soon as I can go through some 50 backup DVD's )

'digital illustration'' for Child magazine

This is an attempt to try out digital vector art, I sketched these out on paper and traced them. I can not say that I was quite pleased with this, I am the happiest person when given handmade paper, pencils and paint . well on the positive end things will only get better from now on.....I am quite resolved and will conquer my fear of ' adobe illustrator'. watch out for this space.
these were for annual Nov issue of 'Child magazine'