MFA , PAINTING
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.