Monday, October 27, 2014
Sunday, October 19, 2014
India Foundation for the Arts (IFA) in partnership with the Mumbai-based Art1st Foundation brings to Bangalore an artist mentorship programme that enables secondary school students to engage with established artists in the city.
The Art1st Partner a Master: Artist Mentor Program, offers young artists an opportunity to interact and learn from the arts practice of established artists in their city. In Bangalore, young artists get a chance to work with Suresh Jayaram, Ravikumar Kashi, Surekha, C F John, Biju Joze, George Mathen and Suresh Kumar G.
As part of this programme students get the chance to directly engage with these contemporary artists in their studios through a series of workshops. We hope these workshops will offer the students a source of inspiration, and give them insight into the working processes of the artists they admire and possibly aspire to become. The idea of this initiative is to open up their thinking, nurture their imagination and encourage the expression of their creativity. This Program is ideal for any student who is a thinker as it gives students an opportunity to grow beyond their inhibitions and take an idea to the center-stage.
Sunday, October 12, 2014
Dimas says,' I am 25,and a graduate from the ISI –Institute of Fine arts Indonesia,Yogyakarta.I am basically form the painting department but workis experimental and I have been exploring the idea of using paper and moulding as a creative process that has deeper conceptual meanings.It is more interactive and the process creates conversation across people and cultures.
My project is to embrace the diversity,I wish to create a relationship beyond differences.I want art to accept everyone,also have fun and sharing.I t makes me happy to connect with the others.The situation created is very different,which is like getting a facial or some other body treatment in a spa.It is very meditative for both.The process involes,small pieces of wet paper being laid out first and later with glued paper.
I use very simple material like paper and glue.I start by knowing the person who allows me to use their body to be moulded.It creates an opertunity for conversation.It take about 10 minutes to create a mask.Some times I also cast hands and legs for a composition'I am also here in 1.Shanthiroad studio as an artis tin residence,as part of the Interviewing the Equator-the