Eclec­tic Taste

Malavika Reddy

India Today - - COVER STORY -

She had her first art show at 16—an exhibition of paint­ings in soft pas­tels with in­no­va­tive fram­ing, ti­tled Eye Speak, and ever since, Malavika Reddy, 24, has been ex­per­i­ment­ing ex­ten­sively with form and medium. Pen and ink, wa­ter colours or cof­fee stain; she dab­bles in all of th­ese. “I’m inspired by poetry and mu­sic or my own mus­ings,” says Reddy and the re­sult is pictures de­pict­ing emo­tions through an­i­mals or In­dian deities sketched in psy­che­delic style. Her skill of de­tail­ing is a take­off from her fa­ther’s work, the na­tion­ally renowned artist, DLN Reddy, and it shows in ev­ery­thing, from her visual in­ter­pre­ta­tions of the chakras to dig­i­tal art on T-shirts. De­tails be­hance.net/malavikareddy

Pho­to­graph by KR­ISH­NENDU HALDER

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