New Delhi, Oct 15 (IANS) The capital witnessed the launch of yet another art studio on Tuesday — Merraki Art Studio by artist Nandita Jain at Mehrauli. She is also exhibiting a collection of 50 sculptures made by her, each one looking beyond the intricacies of conventional design to more modern, linear and bold forms.
From a vivacious animal series to a larger than life representation of flora and fauna, the show personifies everyday life, presenting it in a dramatic art form.
Talking about her work, she elaborated, “My sculptures add a lot of spunk and character wherever they are placed and tend to become conversation pieces. Larger than life paint tubes, Rubik cube-like squares, the plus sign, large hibiscus flowers being some of the many themes that mark a Merraki piece.”
Born in Kolkata and a trained classical singer, she said, “That city encourages you towards art. Right from seeing veteran artists of the Bengal school, to other forms of performing arts, I have always enjoyed and appreciated art in all forms, both, fine and performing.”
For Nandita, sculpture is a therapy, and meditative process. “It’s a way to connect your hands with your heart. Especially given that the sculpting process is so tedious.”
Merraki, a contemporary sculpture studio adds a dash of colour and chutzpah to the world of fine art. The art objects aim to add a sense of chic to any home, be it a sprawling farm, a city house or a cutting edge studio apartment in the metropolis.
The exhibition at the newly-inaugurated studio will conclude on October 20.