The oh-so-overwhelming Indian weddings! If you have been to one you know what I am talking about. It’s a crazy and hectic but an equally fun affair. So, when asked to create something for a couple who were on the verge of completing ten years of married life, I thought what would be better than saying ‘Shaadi Mubarak’ and refreshing their memories of all the little things that make an Indian wedding. Moments later I had the band, glitter, mehendi, flowers, paisleys, peacocks and all other motifs that are so integral to Indian weddings, pouring on this sheet of paper. They seem to love it.

Another set of exploratory photograms and this is what came out of it. Meadow of Shadows, is what a friend likes to call it. I think the title is quite appropriate keeping in mind what I was trying to do while I was creating it. I hope she hangs it up on her wall soon.

Kiss Kiss Stab Stab is what I like to call this Knave of Hearts playing card which was designed for Cocaine‘s 54 Project. The artwork is my combined take on Alice in Wonderland‘s Knave and  Gustav Klimt‘s, The Kiss. It is a collage of analogue photograms created using darkroom processes on photo-sensitive paper.

Above is a photograph of the work in progress b/w photograms. Check out cards by other artists, here.

An Encyclopedia of Bottles is what I contributed to the Sketchbook Project 2012 (conducted by Art House Co-op). This encyclopedia is a result of my obsession with bottles and it reveals a whole new world of experimentation. Forms, shapes, colors, textures and materials are just a few of all the elements that I have tried to explore through this particular work. It was a lot of fun working on this project and it has helped me build a collection of little fun experiments that I would like to take forward in different directions.

This is what a writer friend had to say about me and the book. Take a look at the encyclopedia in progress, here. Find a digitized copy of this book in the Digital Library of Brooklyn Art Library.

Sixty stories by sixty different writers, put together in a book I was asked to do the cover for. Quite a challenge and fun it was to portray the vivid imaginations of these young writers on a single sheet of paper. Hosted by Tender Leaves, the book is a result of a story writing competition held amongst various schools in Pune. Know more about the competition, the book, its release and the little writers on Tender Leaves’ blog.

This is a project that I have been at for more than a year now. As the name suggests, the project is aimed at the numerous doodles that I create. It began as a daily doodle activity that I would share with my friends over Facebook, but seeing the overwhelming response of people towards my little pieces of fun, I decided to take it forward. My doodle blog, especially dedicated to the whole body of work, is first in the scheme of other things that are going to unfold as a part of this project.

Bruxism, one of the doodles, got published by ArtMalaysia magazine in their December 2010 issue. Another Malaysian tabloid called KOSMO published the same doodle as a part of Project Raksasa Doodles conducted by Squeak Art Asia. Here’s the online article by KOSMO and the blog post by Squeak Art Asia. Also, some of my other works that were featured by  them.

So, Piggy (myself) and The Brain presented Lomography at Open Show Bangalore yesterday. Yes, for the first time in a public forum. The show was great with some really talented people exchanging some very interesting projects on visual arts in general. In the middle of all of this, we, the Lomographers and our funky Lomography cameras created quite a buzz, I must say. Here’s a poster that I did for the show.

And that’s us presenting at the show. See more of Piggy and The Brain’s collaborative works, here. And more of our Lomography works at our Lomo homes, Nishi Chauhan and Sahil Karkhanis respectively.

This here is a poster that I designed and created for a friend who was recently going to embark upon a new and joyful journey in his life. He is someone who is always brimming with life and passion and someone who carves out his own ways in pretty much everything he does. I think the poster does justice to him and his patterns. Do visit his blog.

A spread that I had illustrated for Karadi Tales in three different styles. The story was called, ‘The Wednesday Bazaar’ and this particular spread depicted the characters walking down the road towards the bazaar.

A poster that I recently designed for the Art of Bicycle Trips. This one is a part of the promotional campaign for their Victorian Bangalore Safari. Biking around the Garden City, what fun!

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