Rhea Gupte is a photographer and visual artist. She enjoys creating with subjects which are unpredictable in their form and movement, making clouds and ink some of her favourites to photograph and then digitally manipulate. Her recent experiments have a minimalistic and surreal visual style with soothing and almost edible colour palettes. The aspect of day dreaming is important to her work as is being a storyteller. When not creating, Rhea spends her time reading manga, watching anime and indulging in long conversations with loved ones.
Left to himself, Janil wouldn’t mind being on the road every single day of the year. Having honed his skills at the National Institute of Photography, he is always in search of that perfect wide landscape shot. It’s a quest that has taken him from the stark stretches of Ladakh to the coast of South Africa. And he’s still not done looking. His current favourite photographers are Michael Shainblum, Jan Erik Waider and Lukas Furlan. He’s based in Mumbai where he works as an Art Director.
An alumnus of the J. J. School of Art, Shradhha takes the palette knife to acrylic colours and creates landscapes that are at once stunning, vivid and magical. With her work being showcased at Mumbai’s Jehangir Art Gallery, she’s all set to take things to the next level. As for what inspires her the most, it’s a long drive that takes her closer to nature, and her next creation.
Sajid is a self-taught visual artist who’s been experimenting with shapes, forms and colours since the age of seven. With music and fine art as his biggest sources of inspiration, Sajid has forged a body of work that’s prolific, inventive and, in his own words, vicarious. Constantly merging traditional drawing techniques with digital technology, his abstract and surreal-themed creations find expression in a wide variety of media – from some of the world’s most popular Google stickers to the walls of India’s biggest corporate houses. In 2017, Sajid hosted his first solo show at Blue Tokai, Mumbai.
A Mumbai-based illustrator, Pratap hails from the scenic southern coast of Maharashtra. With a degree in Applied Art from the B. S. Bandekar College of Fine Art, Sawantwadi, he considers drawing as his core skill around which he brings his illustrations to life. He loves to try out different styles and techniques and explore the possibilities therein. And when it comes to picking the right tools, he lets the artwork at hand do the choosing. Nothing inspires Pratap more than his daily life and the experiences it holds.
A Textile Design graduate from NID, Isha is currently pursuing her MA at the Royal College of Art, London. She enjoys a very organic and hands-on method of working, often integrating and exploring a variety of materials and processes. A large part of her work features structurally manipulated and intriguing tactile surfaces. She has showcased her creations and won an award in Textile Practices at The India Story, Kolkata. One of her stints also included launching a capsule clothing collection called 'Pavoe'. Challenging opportunities always inspire her, as they let her channel her nervous energy into her creative process.