TRANSFORMING PHOTOGRAPHS INTO SOULFUL ARTWORKS
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