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  • Explore the fascinating world of Indian Art

  • Experience beauty in traditional and contemporary modes...

  • Immerse yourself !

  • Talk art with us...

Explore the fascinating world of Indian Art

Experience beauty in traditional and contemporary modes...

Immerse yourself !

Talk art with us...

Jaidev Tripathy: Urbanscapes circa 2021

Jaidev Tripathy’s practice as an architect feeds into his work as an artist working in different mediums, creating rich and evocative works using the medium of drawing and digital rendering. His eye wanders from the spartan modernist architecture of Ahmedabad to its densely built fabric as seen through the lens of the Kite Festival. Another more definitive series presents the artist’s wandering through the multiple cities of Delhi: from the hustle and bustle of the Pahadganj bazaar to the going-ons of an unknown street in Mehrauli; and the concrete landscape of Nehru Place. The most powerful work in this series Death Row pours corrosive satire on the utopian Centra Vista Redevelopment Project. The artist’s juxtaposition of funeral pyres and the state of medical emergency coalesced with the grandiose ideas of power and politics creates an arresting image,  effectively criticising the Project. 

The works are experimental in their form and content, and use a very individualistic idiom. The artist’s musings on the city and interspersed with his personal observations and experiences of the pandemic; making this body of work multi-layered and very relevant to contemporary circumstances.

Curl up with these Jaipur Beauties!

The Jaipuri Razai is just one of the many crafts that the Pink City is known for. The industry dates back to the founding of the city in 1727, and these quilts have been sourced from fourth generation makers especially. Jaipur Razais feature Sanganeri and Mughal block printed designs, and the whole process from printing, to preparation to the actual quilting is painstakingly labour intensive. Some makers experiment with contemporary design vocabularies to create new idioms in this age old craft. 

Also, shop the Poppy shirt that uses the same motif as some of the bedding! And score the Jaipur Quilts book and read more!

Divinities vanquish Disease (Jaipur School Miniatures)

At the crossroads of the variant realms of religion and health, several visual traditions in India portray divinities vanquishing disease. The cult of “disease goddesses” is prevalent across the land, with regional variations : be it the classical Hariti, and later - the now very popular Shitala; or her southern counterpart Mariyamma, to name a few. 

This series of six works, executed in the Jaipur school style, portrays the divinites eradicating disease, personified by demons. Hanuman, Vishnu and Shakti: this powerful trinity protects us from deadly  diseases by vanquishing demons (their bodies, replete with pustules, showing clear symptoms of disease). 

As we encounter disease and death at close quarters during this tumultuous time, we hope that this series of small format paper works can rekindle hope and bring in some positive energy.