TRANS­FORM­ING PHO­TO­GRAPHS INTO SOUL­FUL ART­WORKS

Hindustan Times (Gurugram) - City - - LIFESTYLE - Naina Arora

Art has to evolve,” says 34year-old Delhi-based pho­tog­ra­pher, Atul Pan­dita, who works in the dig­i­tal medium. He believes that the art in­dus­try “needs to burst out of the co­coon”. “I be­lieve my work is a step for­ward in the art scene, as I’m fo­cus­ing on dig­i­tal art. I re­searched if any­body had printed a pho­to­graph on can­vas. As an ex­per­i­ment, I de­cided to try it out. There have been cave paint­ings, Mad­hubani, oil on can­vas, and acrylic... Art has to move, oth­er­wise it will die very soon,” he says.

Pan­dita’s work is on dis­play at the Epiphany ex­hi­bi­tion in the Cap­i­tal. His art­work-cumin­stal­la­tion in­volves a tree with can­vas lanterns. He says, “Tree is the source of life, and the lanterns de­pict how hu­mans de­rive life from trees. The LEDs sig­nify life from trees flow­ing into hu­mans.”

He adds, “Pho­tog­ra­phy helps me ex­press my­self. They are pho­to­graphs when I click them, but they meta­mor­phose into dig­i­tal art. Then they are printed on can­vas, which is why I call my­self a lifeog­ra­pher, a per­son who pho­to­graphs life.”

Atul Pan­dita’s in­stal­la­tion at the ex­hi­bi­tion

Atul Pan­dita

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