Mo­toArt show­cased at In­dia Bike Week

An ode to the spirit of ride.

Alive - - Content - by Am­rita Dudeja

As the Great Mi­gra­tion rides into its des­ti­na­tion, the mu­sic and adrenalinepump­ing tracks were all set to wel­come.

And rested in the midst of all the live-wire en­ter­tain­ment which was an ode to the spirit of the ride, Mo­toArt Project.

IBW Moto Art Project show­cased art­works by biker il­lus­tra­tors, sculp­tors & pain­ters from across the coun­try who have brought alive the magic of the brethren of bik­ing in their own lan­guage. The Project fea­tured ex­hi­bi­tions of mu­rals, street art, pho­tos, up­cy­cled moto parts by Sawant San­skar from Ba­con & Eggs, Prankur Rana, Ge­orge Ma­then, Garage 52, Ro­han Joglekar, Maria Jurk­ina and the best Tat­too sketches from Body Can­vas.

An­nounc­ing the artists for the Mo­toArt Project, Martin Da Costa, CEO of 70 EMG, In­dia Bike Week ob­served, “The Mo­toArt Project is an ex­pres­sion of the pas­sion that is go­ing to light up Va­ga­tor over the two days of IBW. The artists are in­di­vid­u­als who have been touched by this magic them­selves and hence able to lend it a lan­guage so beau­ti­fully. Like past years, this year too we have a treat in store for the rev­ellers.”

Profiles of some of the prom­i­nent artists who be­came a part of this year’s edi­tion were:

Prankur Rana

A bo­hemian on wheels, Rana cap­tures beau­ti­ful sto­ries of spectacular lo­ca­tions through his lens. He has ex­plored the beauty of cities such as Jaisalmer, Jaipur, Gu­jarat, Ma­ha­rash­tra and Goa on his ‘Patina’, the mod­i­fied Royal En­field he rides. In­ter­est­ingly, Rana never uses ge­o­met­ri­cal in­stru­ments to de­sign his bike, in­stead he comes up with dif­fer­ent al­ter­na­tives like spare parts of Bike to sketch.

Ge­orge Ma­then

Ap­pu­pen, as Ge­orge is pop­u­larly known, is a dis­tinct voice in the graphic novel scene of In­dia with three books to his credit. A 3D An­i­ma­tion and Graphic De­sign artist, Ap­pup­pen started his ca­reer as a tat­too and mu­ral artist in

Mumbai. After mov­ing to Bengaluru, he founded

Lounge Pi­ranha, a ci­ty­based band, where he was drum­mer. Through his three graphic nov­els – Moon­ward, Leg­ends of Hala­hala, Aspyrus – Ap­pu­pen built the world of Hala­hala in the eyes of the reader. Ap­pup­pen’s mo­toart is in­spired by tat­too art, biker de­signs and posters and they depict sur­real, sexy, dark and iconic aspect of bik­ing.

San­skar Sawant

In­spired and ob­sessed by auto rick­shaws which are the life­line of al­most ev­ery city of In­dia, San­skar de­cided to give it an artis­tic form and a life­style touch. He trav­elled the dif­fer­ent parts of the coun­try and trans­formed the auto rick­shaws into a story can­vas with the help of Taxi Fab­ric. He calls him­self a

IBW 2017 IBW Moto Art Project fea­tured ex­hi­bi­tions of mu­rals, street art, pho­tos, up­cy­cled moto parts by Sawant San­skar from Ba­con & Eggs, Prankur Rana, Ge­orge Ma­then, Garage 52, Ro­han Joglekar, Maria Jurk­ina and the best Tat­too sketches from Body Can­vas.

mo­tor cy­clist who can draw.

Ro­han Joglekar

Ro­han is a prod­uct de­signer and vis­ual artist. Deeply fas­ci­nated by na­ture and de­sign, he draws in­spi­ra­tion from its com­plex me­chan­ics. An Il­lus­tra­tor and painter of real­is­tic and sur­re­al­ist styles, his art em­bod­ies a self-de­vel­oped tech­nique in­flu­enced by an education in in­dus­trial de­sign, love for ecol­ogy and nat­u­ral organic forms. “Through my art, I try to cre­ate worlds that par­al­lel re­al­ity and to ques­tion the hi­er­ar­chies in its be­liefs, with com­po­si­tions that bend the lim­its of rea­son. Ink, wa­ter colour and acrylic paints on pa­per and can­vas help me man­i­fest vis­ual nar­ra­tives that mir­ror con­tem­po­rary cul­ture” said Ro­han Joglekar.

The Clas­sic, In­dian Bike in­tro­duced at IBW.

IBW 2017 be­gan on

a high note.

In­dia Bike Week (IBW) 2017.

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