Sofar Sounds Bangalore – Poster

An illustration made for an A3 sized poster for Sofar Sounds, Bangalore, dated June 16th, 2018.  The concept of Sofar generally revolves around residents or organizations from a city giving up their spaces to be converted into gig spaces for local musicians. The Sofar team huddles in after the place and the patron or host…

Kisses on Clouds

Satin-crusted second son, Slip-and-slide silken-tongued. Silver-spooned, copper-forked Bar your windows, bar your doors. Smear a kiss on an ashen sky, Clouds that wander smile goodbye. Tin-man hearts that never rust, Never love and never dust. Sing me songs of a love so wide, It shed a tear, and hugged the sky.

A Song of Silent Things

  The Navarasas, or the 9 moods, arise from the foundation of Indian Aesthetics. These are the basis of emotional experience, and were meant to be universal in nature. Our understanding of them rose FROM nature, from our observations; the colours in the sky, the leaves that fell around us, the smell of the very…

Swallow

Originally published by Warehouse Zine, please click the following link to access the Novella – http://warehousezine.com/swallow-utkarsh/ As documentation, the artwork inscribed into the background of this experimental novella is attached –

The Song of Sappho: An Illustrated Ballad

Project Proposal The idea is to present Sappho as Rukmini Bhaya Nair saw her, and as I have grown to see her over the past few days; as this figure who caught onto and understood emotion, love, empathy. The contrast of her surroundings (ISIS infested Raqqa) as well as the nature of her object will…

Meditation Blues

A series of minimalistic art and poetry done over days of letting ideas germinate.

Home: An Experimental Photo Series

The concept intends to look at an individual’s natural state of being as Home. The way your limbs tend to rest upon each other, the expressions one has alone, locked inside their room, the curvature of their spine when no one is looking – all of these unconscious actions that bodies naturally gravitate before. However,…

An Autopsy of Ambition

Introduction- The sequence   There are three steps to breaking a man. The first is introduce desire. Make him want something so hard his insides turn with the prospect of having it. Make him yearn for it, live for it, be ready to die for it. Make it the only thing he can think of…

Chains

The Conformist Aware of the fact that he’s bound in chains, he’s also aware of the fact that he has the power to break them. But this is one who believes in the design of the system, letting the chains bind themselves stronger around him, till he can barely move and they’re choking what little…