"A musk deer seeking its own scent."
Kavyakumar Bhatt is a visual artist and printmaker based in Vadodara, Gujarat. A graduate in Graphic Design and a post-graduate in Printmaking from the Faculty of Fine Arts, MSU Baroda, Kavya has been combining his knowledge of design principles and his love for Indian aesthetics to craft his own visual language. As a printmaker, Kavya’s etchings and drawings bring together nuanced line work with indigenous motifs occupying the spaces in-between. And as for his sources of inspiration, they are as rooted as they are diverse. From the Palia and Hatha memorial stone structures to the tattoos of Kathiyawadi men and women; from the playful jungle gyms of public parks to the iron-grill doors and windows in his native town of Mahuva, Gujarat, everything soaks and seeps into his prints with luminous grace and brilliance.