Young in­no­va­tor

India Today - - SIMPLY BANGALORE -

The artist be­hind the fa­mous Pink Chaddi cam­paign (2009) poster, Shilo Shiv Sule­man has just re­turned from Lon­don where she was in­vited to speak at the WIRED con­fer­ence or­gan­ised by the epony­mous tech­nol­ogy mag­a­zine. She was there to talk about her book, Khoya, an elec­tronic book for the ipad, which she is do­ing the il­lus­tra­tions for and will be re­leased this De­cem­ber. Khoya will be avail­able for $3.99 on Ap­ple Stores from De­cem­ber 2011.

MAK­ING OF AN ARTIST At 12, she started paint­ing in a style that she de­scribes as ‘dark and se­ri­ous’. How­ever, now she feels her art is be­com­ing more child­like as she grows older. She’s cur­rently a stu­dent at the Sr­ishti School of Art, De­sign and Tech­nol­ogy, Ban­ga­lore. Her con­tri­bu­tions were recog­nised last year in the form of an INK fel­low­ship for be­ing a young in­no­va­tor, and ear­lier this year she was se­lected as one of three In­dian women to be hon­oured at the TED Global Con­fer­ence in Ed­in­burgh.

“I al­ways wanted to find ways to get art out of gal­leries and re­claim com­mu­nity aes­thet­ics,” says Shilo, ex­plain­ing how she and two of her friends got to­gether to work form The Ban­ga­lore Wall­flow­ers, a com­mu­nity art ini­tia­tive in­spired by the Bom­bay Wall Project, where the team painted pub­lic spa­ces with per­mis­sion.

Con­tact: www.shiloshiv­sule­man.com

sec­ond opinion

“Shilo is in­tensely creative and has in­ter­est­ing ideas. Her work is a com­bi­na­tion of the past, present and the fu­ture, and she blends

the styles very nicely.” AN­DERS SAN­DELL, PRO­FES­SOR, IN­TER­AC­TIVE DE­SIGN FOR CHIL

DREN, SR­ISHTI SCHOOL OF ART, DE­SIGN AND TECH­NOL­OGY

“With Khoya, it is pos­si­ble to see what touch can do to a story”

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