artySORTS is about
living your art,
breathing art in your everyday life,
recognizing art that permeates your very being,
bringing the artist inside you to consciousness.
Our definition goes beyond the common place understanding of art that is limited to the visual arts of a certain kind. For us, art is that which enriches our lives, gives meaning, definition and expression to the human condition.
It is a way of understanding, illuminating, and expressing our emotions, our world, and the world around us.
BE or BECOME 'an artist at being' and in that being you become aware of your very existence as an art form.
“ When what fuels your life is ART, something like this becomes inevitable. ”
‘artySORTS’ was one the many curious words or string of words that fleetingly visit my mind space unless I do bother to freeze it in writing. I am glad I did that for artySORTS, I then started dwelling on it and the little elements that define me and my purpose started coming together.
There are many things that are ‘me’, but I get this overwhelming realization that the aesthete in me takes over everything else. And I am convinced that the way I see the world is way too colourful, dramatic, and imperfectly beautiful to be true, but it probably is like that too. You just need to pick the right lens to view perspectives. I was blessed with the ‘right’ lens. I grew up living art, without even consciously realizing that. I am conscious now and this initiative is to share this consciousness of art in everyday life with you.
I have been in Delhi for quite some time now, but the way artySORTS has made us see / feel it aesthetically ..its so refreshing ..thanks for taking us to the nook and corners where art is hiding or flourishing.. looking forward to being a part of upcoming sojourns .. amazing experiences in each event meeting people from all walks of life making happy memories. - Manisha
Her keenness in getting it right and the immersion in detail while indulging in designing the concept sketch baffled me. I see that she sees what I don’t. And we so need that. Go on. Paint the world in your colours. - Christian
They had such innovative activities at Colorothon. My children had a lot of fun, they are definitely going to try this at home. - Seema
You do actually realize that art is all around you. The walks are a wonderful way to explore these places where I would not go otherwise. - Abhishek
Printmaking is an old ideology. It is as essential to art and literature as a thread to weave. The typewriter was also a gift of printmaking. There is ample scope for being creative and to be inventive with different methods and techniques. It is a niche, rebellious little form of creating art, as exclusive as a cult perhaps. There are several passion printmaking enthusiasts, quietly creating wonders. Printmaking creates an impression by creating an impression. We will be interacting with one such artist this month, Namrita Sharma, she will enlighten us about the inner workings of a creative soul who so ardently indulges in printmaking.
Artist's Statement: As a visual artist, my exposure to painting and printmaking lets me explore the possibilities in both the mediums in order to discover new arenas. For me, the evolution of image is a process of using the knowledge of skills, visual vocabulary to create a language which is unique to everyone. The experimentation with different surfaces and mediums like oil paint, woodcut, etching, and silkscreen led me to discover more.
Currently, I am engaged in exploring silkscreen with threads embroidery on cloth as I find it intriguing to experiment beyond paper and breaking the plane flat surface to make raised forms with the help of traditional methods.
The attempt of my practice is to break the limitations of creating editions of prints just on to paper and using threads with the printed form in order to amalgamate two traditional mediums into a new one The use of silkscreen mesh cloth is just for passing the pigment through as it is translucent but I am using it as a surface to paint and embroidered because of its translucent nature which I find very interesting to work upon. I also practice drawings with inks, painting with acrylic colours, forex cut and watercolours.