Mitul Kajaria"Necessity is the only source of all true art." An independent artist with photography as his primary medium of expression, he has worked in multiple genres including documentary, conceptual, landscapes et al. His work has been showcased in galleries and publications throughout the country.
Harsh Bhavsar & Ishita Jain
Harsh and Ishita are co-directors for Out of India troupe. They come to Abhivyakti with a never-before-seen trans-media concept called Resting Place. Ishita describes this rather unique trans-media project, which will be the first of its kind for Ahmedabad’s audiences as “It is a story that never ends, and it grows every time we perform”. This experimental piece of work will allow the audience to be a part of it just as much as its performers, making it an immersive experience for every viewer. Ishita has been doing this project with Out of India Troupe for over a year, at…Read more
Pramila works with various communities across India, understanding their arts and crafts and material styles, which she uses extensively in her work. Her concept for Abhivyakti Edition 2 is called Minute Mould, which draws inspiration from our sheer avoidance of human interaction and choosing our devices as our safe haven or just to pass the time. She describes her piece by saying that “We often quote that in our time we did things this way’, but that time was just a few years ago! And in those few years, we have evolved into existing only through our devices, and in…Read more
Though he is a graduate in sculpture, Rushabh has focused his creativity to make magnificent installations. While growing up, he watched his father co-work on a lot of projects undertaken by MSU students, which ultimately became the inspiration behind his creative pursuits. Rushabh comes to Abhivyakti Edition with a profound installation concept that shows us a true face of a chaotic world, smothered by conflicts and divides. He says explaining his concept that “We are living on the brink of chaos, that we ourselves have brought upon us. And it is only a matter of time, before we destroy the…Read more
Yasir’s photography is based on capturing human psychology and emotions. In all his work, he does not look for the wow factor, but rather focuses on the substance that a particular moment has and tries to immortalize it through his camera. His concept for Abhivyakti edition 2 will exhibit ‘life at beach’ in a unique perspective, by combining 2 photos together to communicate two distinct sides of Tithal, a beach near his hometown of Valsad. Deviating from traditional photography of beach, Yasir explains that “Apart from people, there are other things and lives on the beach that are often ignored,…Read more
Anuja has been working in the publishing industry as a graphic designer and illustrator for years. Through out her journey, she has moved to several places, that have both challenged her, and at the same time given her the ability to rise above her adversities and cherish achievements galore. She comes to Abhivyakti, extrapolating her experiences drawn from her personal journey, with the objective of bringing forth conversations about women’s issues that are often subverted or avoided. She says “Some issues that women face simply cannot be articulated into words – for example, from taking a late night cab, to…Read more
Koral’s experience as a creative and a design strategist has played a crucial role in shaping her a fledging visual artist. She moved to visual arts about 2 years ago, retaining all that she has learned through out her journey, and draws much inspiration from her pursuits. For Abhivyakti Edition 2 she calls her concept Rote, which means mechanical repetition.In she describes in her words “an exploration of movement in English, through letters & colors”. Rote questions the stereotype ways of representing letters, where in ‘A’ may not stand for apple at all, but could mean something else entirely! By…Read more