Kushal Bharat Tikle
Location: Singapore Web: www.kushaltikle.com Email: firstname.lastname@example.org ME DIA: Photoshop, Illustrator, Poser Kushal spent most of his life in India, surrounded by beautiful food and festivals. His upbringing in such a vibrant city inspired his love of diversity and brings an Indian influence to his designs.
Studying interior architecture in university made the artist aware of scale, light, function and form and he is able to blend this with his love of comic art to create some pretty nifty art.
“I like to learn from the works of Craig Mullins, Daniel Dociu, Feng Zhu, Ian Mcque, Moebius,” he says. “I thrive on the challenge to learn and grow as a designer using my skills and talent.”
1 Industrial wastelands
“I was keen to show the lowlife in Mumbai as opposed to the advancements of the corporation that’s governing it. I looked for inspiration from the actual slums, the dhobi ghauts of Mumbai.”
2 Dhakk an Cruiser
“Dhakkan in Hindi means a lid. It’s also a slang word used to call someone an idiot or stupid. It’s constructed and designed by the orphans of Mumbai from the junk available in the slums and the industrial wastelands.”
3 Dukk ar
“Dukkar means pig in my native language. The design is inspired by public transport vehicles from India (the rickshaw) and the Phillipines (something called a jeepney).”
4 Cruising through the dense suburban air of Mumbai
“Mumbai has an energy so intense that one soon gets sucked into it, and while doing this sketch I was looking to design an architecture that would achieve the same feeling. My inspirations were the city’s Dharavi slums.”