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.

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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...

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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. 

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Farheen Fatima is a photographer and visual artist. Fascinated by images and how the world is represented through the eyes of others, she became drawn to photography at an early age. As she started making portraits of friends and acquaintances, she fell in love with portraiture as a practice. Dreamy, atmospheric and carrying a sense of mystery, her works are a testament to her desire for observing and extracting beauty from everything she trains her lens on. Apart from India, Farheen’s work has been exhibited in Spain, USA and Hong Kong. She has also been published in numerous platforms like Vogue Italia Photovogue, The Design Collective, VSCO Selects and Getty Images Reportage...

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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. 

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Nirali Naik is a photographer based in Mumbai. While majoring in Advertising, she happened to sign up for a short class at the National Institute of Photography. And that’s how an intended hobby turned into a full-time pursuit. Heavy on mood, leading lines and colour, her photographs invariably have movies as a major influence, especially ones by Eric Rohmer, Gaspar Noé and Wes Anderson. Even though her work has covered everything from food to portraits, travel – and by extension stories - is where her heart lies. Favourite prop? Creeping sunlight.

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