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Street to Pop Culture

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Bringing forth the lives of street vendors here are few works out of Sohan Jakhar’s series called ”Vendorism”. Drawing inspiration from the splendidly frescoed havelis or mansions of Shekhavati(a region north of Jaipur) Sohan creates beautiful backgrounds which he modernizes using pastel colours from pop culture. The foreground on the other hand speaks of a completely different world of roadside bazaars that he creates by taking photographs, digitally modifying them and then painting them on the canvas. The finished work totally left me speechless.

Sohan has had many solo and group shows around the world. His work was also exhibited at Sotheby’s, New York, which is one of the world’s premier auction houses. To enjoy more of his awesome work click here.

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July 31, 2010 at 9:02 am

Creating ‘Useful Art’

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Paul Sandip is a gifted designer who transforms everyday objects into works of art. Winner of many awards his most recent achievement is the Silver Prize at OPUS Eyewear Design Award 2009, Japan for his sensuous see-through blindfold for adult fantasy play. Here are few of his other brilliant works

Night lamp

Nominated by Elle Decor for EDIDA’09 Planet G is a smart night lamp that turns direct light into a diffused glow just by a scroll.

Spoon

SPOO is an ergonomically designed spoon for little ones. The design is easy on the parent’s wrist, soft for swollen little gums and comfortable for both right and left-handed parents.

Paper mug

The Disposable Mug originally made for Indian Railways is an absolutely brilliant, inexpensive, eco-friendly mug that disintegrates after use. It has won the Business World Design Excellence Award, India, in 2004 and was a finalist at INDEX: – Design to improve life, Denmark, in 2009.

Pencil sharpener

ATE is a double-bladed stainless steel pencil sharpener that effectively sharpens large and small pencils to a comfortable sharp tip every time. It has rubberized soft edges and a satin finish. It won the prestigious Red Dot design award in 2007

To know more about Paul and his amazing work check out http://differentialdesign.blogspot.com/

Colours of Life

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Finding inspiration from mundane and random things in daily life, Leena Thadani is an abstract artist who transforms ordinary to extraordinary through the movement of colours on her canvas. She loves colours and creates beautiful paintings that can really make a room come alive. She believes that painting is a form of meditation and each of her painting takes her into a totally different world.

You will notice symbols from various ancient civilizations in Leena’s paintings. This amazing combination of primitive art with modern abstract style is definitely something to look out for.

Painting

Karma

Painting

Fragmented angel

Painting

Earth Water Sky

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July 19, 2010 at 9:53 am

Timeless art!

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A Pat on the back to Sushil Sakhuja for bringing such an old and beautiful craft form to the world.  Practised by artisans living in the tribal pockets of central India, Dhokra art of Bastar is said to be originated as early as in the 2000 BC. Sushil works with the tribals, living with them to help bring their craft out to the world. Inspired by their folk culture their work include statues  and figurines representing Gods and Goddesses, figures of animals etc. Even the smallest of figurines have such intricate designs in them that are totally amazing.

"Kaamdeva" Indian god of love

The process of creating the sculpture is a totally eco-friendly and unique one, which is beautifully portrayed in the video below. Though the video is in Hindi, the pictures do explain a lot.

To know more about Sushil’s intricate and beautiful work go to www.sushils.com

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July 18, 2010 at 8:56 am

Check-Kitsch out !!

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Aarohi Singh is a self taught artist who blows magic into day to day common objects like kettles, chairs, tables and convert them into fabulous works of art. She uses rural Indian visuals to create modern, functional and unique furniture. Her Khiladi Table totally blew my mind, it is a coffee table which can be used to play snakes & ladders and chess. If you lift the cover on top you even have a carrom board hidden inside…absolutely amazing.

Coffee table Coffee table, Carrom Board

Aarohi also creates beautiful paintings using various mediums like oil, acrylic, watercolours and pastels. To enjoy more of her bold work , check out http://www.artbyaarohi.com/blog/

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July 17, 2010 at 9:57 am

Portrayer of psychological fantasies

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Sukesan Kanka is an artist,sculptor, painter and jewellery designer. Born in the city of Trichur, the Cultural Capital of Kerala, Sukesan has always been inspired by his surroundings. He uses surrealistic styles to portray common activities that influence daily lives. Going through his various work, I couldn’t help but admire the beautiful colours he has used in these paintings.

You should also check out the intricacy in his pen drawings, that are influenced by rural and surrealist patterns of Life.

For all this and more about Sukesan and his works of art check out  http://www.artslant.com/lon/artists/show/68888-sukesan-kanka

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July 16, 2010 at 9:50 am