KAKALI MANDAL

UNDERGRADUATE // TEXTILE

Artworks

ISOLATION
ISOLATION

APPLIQUE 54"x37"

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ISOLATION
ISOLATION

APPLIQUE 54"x37"

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LEISURE TIME
LEISURE TIME

KANTHA STICH 41"x35"

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LEISURE TIME
LEISURE TIME

KANTHA STICH 41"x35"

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Untitled
Untitled

APPLIQUE 34"x34"

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Untitled

APPLIQUE 34"x34"

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Untitled
Untitled

APPLIQUE 36"x36"

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Untitled

APPLIQUE 36"x36"

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Artist's Statement :

My works are about visually expressing my state of mind in different situations of daily life, the relation with a particular space where I live in and objects inside that space, romanticizing those situations to create colourful illustrations and designs.

Compositions of these works consist of illustrative figures of myself, my friends, my family, and moreover some arrangement of different objects, all of these have direct reference from my personal space of residence and also some shared spaces with co-residents. These compositions are a result of my emotions and attachment to such happenings in various situations of self being or during different activities with friends, family and more or less with my daily used object. The backdrops of these compositions come from my flow of imagination, through which I am able to connect the real with something which could be better in place of real. Colours in my works vary with different compositions, depicting and better expressing the subject of those compositions. My colour scheme revolves around bright colours, soft tones and monochrome.

Currently my work process includes appliqué and quilting, which I think gives me more possibilities to work in, experiment and express my imagination. As an academic practitioner, in future I would like to learn various mediums, explore more ideas of working with such subjects similar to my current practice and also make reasonable changes in my art practice if required. In parallel I would like to acquire knowledge regarding different art practices to better understand the art scenario.