Art goes digital when the brush becomes the mouse and paints become tone and pixels, where words meet graphics, hardware becomes software and a new form of art emerges, the magic of a new presentation of the old classics. Curated by Arjun Sawhney and Tavleen Gill Akoi, the show brings together talent from design industry in India.
In the first of its kinds, Arjun Sawhney and Tavleen Gill Akoi have put together the exhibition titled, ‘Ink, Reels and The Graphics Gang.’ The art show transcends geopolitical boundaries and pays tribute to timeless classics. The show brings together the top talent in graphic design, from across the country, to create stunning works of art that pay homage to the great books and movies that influenced and created the very phenomena of Pop Art & Culture.
“Pop art and digital art are a phenomenon which are taking on the world globally. Look at Andy Warhol, how well he did with his interpretations of graphical art. And we have great talent in our country. So, the whole effort of doing the show is simply to create a platform of some amazing talents and introducing them to the world. I hope people look at the works. I am impressed by the art interpretations which are astonishing. I am hoping this would set up a huge trend and open a new form of art for our country. It’s been a lot of fun, although it has had its share of stress but at the end of the day, it is all worth it,” says Arjun Sawhney.
The artworks on display include works by Jiten Thukral & Sumir Tagra of Thukral and Tagra; Vivek Mathur of Indika Design, New York; Divya Thakur of Design Temple, Mumbai; Chetana Vij of I, Me design, New Delhi; Mickey Bardava; Gulab Saggu; Rabia Gupta of RDG; Gopika Chowfla of Gopika Chowfla Design; Pushkar Thakur of The Grafiosi, New Delhi, Himanshu Dogra of Play Clan, Kapil Sharma; Manav Sachdev and Namrata Lenka of Green Goose Design will showcase their creations at the show.
While this show comes to be the first of its kind, it certainly has opened avenues, audiences and opportunities for the younger generation of art lovers to indulge in what we may call, the new age design.
Artists have stepped out of their conventional set-up of the theme they chose to create and gave it a fresh perspective while maintaining the essence of all that was! The collection boasts of some very interesting concepts when it comes to recreating new book covers or the new poster looks of the movies.
The show opens to a private screening on 15th November and opens to public viewing from 16th November – 20th November 2017 at The Lodhi, Lodhi Road, New Delhi.