ASHOK KUMAR
MFA , PAINTING
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    Being the only family of different caste in my village. My early childhood was  spent facing and listening to the stories of casteism. I grew up listening to  instructions from others. Deprived from the social circle I was forced to keep  myself in interiors. Lacking social skills I found myself comfortable in my own  world where day to day mundane activities became an escape from my mental  agony. With the regular change in the living space during my childhood I ended  up living in different rented houses for 13 years. A new space with same old  objects of living. This always seemed to be in contrast. I began changing my day  to day objects, trying to adjust with the new space (sometimes changing the  colour of the furniture, dismantling it or sometimes rejecting it completely).  

    My recent works are community engagement and the  experience generated by shapes and forms in my everyday activities . My  research continues to know, how our body reacts and adapts to various shapes  and forms psychologically and physically as well. My work is an attempt to  simply elevate each moment and bring our presence to now, which I call  conscious living. Daily activities get simplified to movements and body  adaptations to various shapes and material. If done consciously, it generates a  meditative experience, which provides mental peace. My works continuously  blurs the identity of an object and also its functionality to push it towards other  experiential possibilities. A same material gives entirely different experience  just by mere changes in its shape or form.  

    My main intention is to invite viewers to step into the present moment  and remove attention from other concerns and focus only to the work in front  of them, which is one of the ways to practice mindfulness and get mental  peace. My research continues to focus on the human binocular vision and tools  which can be generated to push its limits to further experiential possibilities.

WORKS

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Lost Apple , Film Photograhy
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