b.1997, Vadodara, Gujarat, India
Lives and works in London
2019 - 2022, MA Painting, Royal College of Art, London
2015 - 2019, BVA painting, The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, India
Nasreen Mohameddi Scholarship Award 2018
We live in a world full of notions and entanglements. This is in regards to everything that surrounds our biosphere: flora, fauna, machines, animals, humans, etc. I tend to have certain inquiries relating to the balance of personhood with anthropomorphism which contributes in expanding humanities beyond the human. Along with mutual transformation and participation of sapiens, this world has come to a stage where a whole lot is lying on the weighing machine and we hominids are to build a balance and find a bond between human and nonhuman beings. With the rise in intelligence humans have gained superiority which is attaining power in abundance with biological community and physical environment.
By using discarded materials which are upcycled to make a realm that I fantasise about. Each object or material when discarded abandons its utility and identity, however when their meanings are altered, they gain a new meaning and a new purpose. It is a pity the way mankind treats its surroundings. A righteous mind needs to be aware about its living consequences. We are alive and so is our habitat. Seeking out to practice having cultural roots and inspired from vernacular art, I aim to build narrative which surprises with songs and tunes of an imaginary group of creatures that make their way through crafting discarded/thrown objects which later on appear like ceremonial or ritualistic objects.