Praveen Yarramilli is an artist and designer based in Mapusa, Goa. He considers his work to be a statement against the information overload that has come to disrupt and dominate every aspect of our lives. Through his minimal style of expression and his love for rich colours, he brings to the fore only what is essential - without compromising its aesthetics or originality. Holder of a Master’s degree in Design Thinking, Praveen’s other interests include history and the evolution of humankind.
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 daydreaming 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.
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.
Viraj Mithani is a contemporary artist and educator. His practice floats between painting, print, drawing and sculpture. They are morphed with dichotomies that include abstraction versus representation, traditional versus progressive, organic versus technological and the epic versus the everyday. His work has been exhibited at numerous venues. Selected exhibitions include: Dalarnas Museum (Falun) in Sweden, Hammond Museum in New York, Sullivan Galleries and Gene Siskel Film Centre in Chicago and Clark House Initiative in Mumbai. Mithani graduated with a BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and currently lives and practises in Mumbai.
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.