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Artist sets record with 250-feet artwork

Artist sets record with 250-feet artwork

For the past couple of weeks, artist Jayakumar VS has been hosting a guest, who, as you are reading this, is sleeping on the bed in the second bedroom of his house in Perumbakkam, covered by a sheet of cloth. The ‘guest’ here, is nine massive sheets of paper, each ...

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The magic of artist Raghupathi Bhat’s canvas

The magic of artist Raghupathi Bhat’s canvas

Dressed in the traditional white panche, or dhoti, paired with a salmon pink kurta and angavastram, artist Raghupathi Bhat is intently painting the scene of King Dasharath’s putra kameshti yagna (ritual sacrifice for a son) when I meet him in his modest studio on the leafy road to Chamundi Hill ...

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A new book exploring the oeuvre of the much-celebrated artist Jangarh Singh Shyam

A new book exploring the oeuvre of the much-celebrated artist Jangarh Singh Shyam

What made Jangarh Singh Shyam the phenomenon that he became? How did his association with Bharat Bhavan and his engagement with a new world of Bhopal feed off his art along with the visual language he had inherited from his Pardhan lineage? What went on in Jangarh’s life before he ...

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Chandigarh: For this artist, greatest reward is painting birds, glimpses of nature

Rabani Bhagat says painting is meditation “TO FIND the universal elements enough; to find the air and the water exhilarating; to be refreshed by a morning walk or an evening saunter… to be thrilled by the stars at night; to be elated over a bird’s nest or a wildflower in ...

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Life leaps off artist Sivabalan’s canvas

Life leaps off artist Sivabalan’s canvas

Sporting a bright red turban and a handlebar moustache, a man with a blowing horn and a drum can be seen guiding a bullock. Adorned with celebratory clothes and decorations of every colour possible (even on the horns), the decked-up bullock meekly follows the master. As the bright colours take ...

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Artist Bracha Lichtenberg Ettinger, who’s participating at the Kochi Muziris Biennale 2018, stopped by in the city for a talk on how art is the way towards love and peace

Artist Bracha Lichtenberg Ettinger, who’s participating at the Kochi Muziris Biennale 2018, stopped by in the city for a talk on how art is the way towards love and peace

Tel Aviv-born and Paris-based visual artist, psycho analyst, critical theorist and influential feminist, Bracha Lichtenberg Ettinger, is on her first India visit with her solo show ‘Eurydice-Medusa-Pieta’ at the Kochi Muziris Biennale 2018. Equanimity between entities is central to her work and she says her exhibit befittingly explores this year’s ...

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The People’s Artist | Lifestyle News, The Indian Express

Tushar Joag. Contemporary artist Tushar Joag, who considered art as a tool for social concerns, passed away at his residence in Noida after a heart attack. He was 52. He is survived by his wife, artist Sharmila Samant, and two children. The artist was famous for his 2010 bike journey ...

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Meet Hungry, the world famous drag artist with a heartwarming tale to tell | brunch | feature

Meet Hungry, the world famous drag artist with a heartwarming tale to tell | brunch | feature

Is drag a revolt against traditional masculinity or just an ironical take on gender-bending impersonation? For the world-famous drag artist Hungry – who has over 3,40,000 followers on Instagram – it’s surprisingly neither. But that doesn’t make Hungry’s avant-garde take on the art form – popularly known as distorted drag ...

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American artist Paul Booth applauds India’s respect for tattoo | art and culture

American tattoo artist Paul Booth is a legend in the tattoo industry. Reason being he has inked the likes of WWE?star The Undertaker, and members of music bands Slayer, Slipknot, Pantera, and Lamb of God. So, when Booth was recently in the Capital for the Heartwork Tattoo Festival, we didn’t ...

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‘Suffocated’ after Shahidul Alam’s detention, Bangladeshi artist exhibits in India

Mahbubur Rahman’s second solo exhibition in India opened at the Bikaner House on November 29. (Source: Chobi Mela) Bangladeshi artist Mahbubur Rahman, a close associate of recently-released photojournalist Shahidul Alam, says that as a cultural activist-artist, he feels “suffocated” since Alam was “openly taken away” for his open anti-government stance. ...

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