How does your arts practice allow you to respond creatively to conflict/crisis around you?
“There never rises a question of allowance as it is purely a subconscious process for me to respond to conflict/crisis visually through my arts practice. For instance mark making has evolved as a new form of expression for me – a reflection of my cultural and social milieu during the current Covid situation; a cathartic process in development.”
What do you enjoy most about the process of creating new work and what recurring challenges do you encounter?
“Creation lies in the unknown for me. Experimenting with materials of opposing composite nature and giving it a life of its own brings me sheer joy. It is an amalgamation of two different identities. The underlying question always being how to use this conventional medium in an unconventional form? To achieve a breakthrough in creation of such works is a challenge encountered often. It is like the endless cycle of birth, death and rebirth.”
How do you feel the arts ecosystem can/should evolve in the city?
“The arts ecosystem can only evolve through inclusivity. An inclusive ecosystem to engage and experience with, welcoming not only its viewers but also the ones creating for it. I feel we all are in a rat race to earn exclusivity. Where there is a divide, there ought to be conflict and anyway evolution always roots from freedom.”