Pinaki Ranjan Mohanty is a Bhubaneswar, Odisha-based sculptor. Pinaki primarily takes his hometown, Chilika Lake as a conceptual site to respond ecologically, culturally and historically through his artistic practice. As a sculptor, Pinaki’s is deeply influenced by the current materiality, literature and socio-political conditions of Chilika.
Tehmeena Firdos (B. 1990) is a very promising Indian contemporary artist based in Delhi. She explores the dynamics between private-public spaces, aspects of which, delineate a particular sensibility in relation to how she feels in her personal space- a space of apparent comfort and freedom. Notions of comfort-discomfort and rest-restlessness become a part of this exploration as she creates visual clashes through image-making.
Tom Vattakuzhy’s carefully rendered paintings, rich with light effects and subdued colour tones nestle between the real and the surreal. His intuitive and deliberate compositions evolve from observed reality but are expressions of his own feelings and responses which lends them a mysterious and contemplative quality. His poignant figures, eloquent in gesture and posture are imbued with a series of evocative associations and memories.
K P Pradeepkumar (B. 1993) is an independent visual artist who has been working between Kochi and Delhi for the past several years. The visual testimony of his works investigates the problems in presenting, representing, reconstructing, re-territorialising and preserving the self and its correlated vicinities