Bio: My practice as a Scenographer allows me to constantly indulge in narratives and story-telling, the basis to every thematic exercise. I began working with digital montages in the beginning of 2015, applying the same knowledge of building narratives, only in a two-dimensional space creating provocative juxtapositions in single yet powerful frames.
I extensively use vintage imagery from India and beyond to create scenarios of the current times. The vintage finds are like chancing upon a rare gem in a forest - beautiful and priceless, holding stories within themselves, frozen in time and space. The colour tones of vintage images, the slight blurry-ness and grains add texture and depth to an otherwise two-dimensional graphic. The characters in my work take on lives of their own and I follow them, chancing upon varied topographies allowing diversity of meanings.
Artist Statement: It almost feels like a part of an unknown ritual or a cult perhaps, where the eyes instinctively get transfixed on a women as soon as she is out of her comfort zone - her home. She feels like she is being judged, observed, ogled at, wherever she goes, at any time of the day or night. This eye decides what a women should wear, or how she has to behave, in a country which is supposedly free. The artwork was created to express that fear and discomfort which engulfs me.
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