Emoji – The Universal Language Of Love

Emojis were first developed by Shigetaka Kurita for cell phones in 1999, these 12 x 12 pixel humble masterpieces of design planted the seeds for the explosive growth of a new visual language. Nineteen years later, Emoji has burst into a new form of global digital communication. Emoji reassert the human in the deeply impersonal, […]

Of Chocolates And Sweet Memories

My edible art installation titled ‘Code Chocolate’ grew out of my interaction with an Indian Chocolatier at IIMB who has set up a chocolate factory called Sihi Chocolaterie and holds a Masters in chocolate arts from the César Ritz School, Switzerland – Akshaya Ravindra Babu. The objects in ‘Code Chocolate’ draw connections between the memories […]

Why Attend Art Previews

To get anywhere in the arts you need a following: a crowd of people who support you and your work. These are the people who will eventually, if you are lucky, set you on a path to making a living from your creative talents. Private previews have a dual benefit of being both highly sociable […]

Invitation To ‘Lend Your Ear’

To paraphrase Yogi Berra, ‘you can hear a lot just by listening’. I’ve been commissioned by VR Bengaluru to conceptualise an art installation on the occasion of International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking which falls on 26th June 2018.  My art installation is titled ‘Lend Your Ear’. The idea is to emphasise the […]

The Making Of ‘Messages From My Dad’

I watched Es Devlin, Stage Designer some time ago talk in one of the episodes of ‘Abstract – The Art Of Design’ – a Netflix docu series.  Devlin said, “In the end everything is only going to exist in peoples memories.”  This thought has stayed with me ever since and it has been my constant […]