Digital Art: ‘Hands Held High’ or ‘Stuck in Yourself’

'Hands Held High' or 'Stuck in Yourself'

This was done on Paint too.

When I uploaded the first version, my friends all joked that it looked like KFC’s chicken, so I came up with the second one. After I uploaded the second version, someone sweetly pointed out that it looked like a brownie. Oh well, I decided two versions were enough.

Film: “Photographs” (2010-2011)

An experimental film. It means nothing and everything. It doesn’t have any conventional sense of plot. It is meant to evoke an emotion, a reaction, from the viewer. The less said, the better. The interpretation is yours to decide.
Shot in Bangalore, Kerala, UAE and China.

Watch the film below:

Roger Ebert said of the film, “”Photographs” is an extraordinary short film. For me it is about how tragic news causes the world to run backwards.”

Painting: ‘Passport to Nowhere / The Passport Man’

Passport to Nowhere / The Passport Man

I made this one while on the phone with a friend. I didn’t know what I was making. Once it was done, I was amazed when it spoke to me– I found meaning in the painting. Did my subconcious do this painting? Maybe.

In it, I see a man running blindly. He has everything he needs to get to where he wants to go– his cloak is made up of passports (that’s a photocopy of my passport pasted on his cloak). But he doesn’t know where he wants to go. He runs blindly, not knowing his destination.

Reminds me of someone I know quite well. Me.

Digital Art: ‘Star Mapper’

Star Mapper

This was done on Paint (Yes, that software most people think is useless). And that too, the old version. The software’s quite powerful if you know what you’re doing.

The clothing is composed of colored fragments of a Google Earth. (Which I was randomly trying stuff on…)

The top of the head was subconciously inspired by the music video of ‘Waiting for the End’ by Linkin Park.

Painting: ‘The Radiance of a Thousand Suns’

The Radiance of a Thousand Suns

‘The Radiance of a Thousand Suns’

Water colors. 90% complete. I figured I never will get around to finishing it anyway.

Heavily influenced and inspired by Linkin Park’s album ‘A Thousand Suns’, and less so by ‘Watchmen’.

Regarding the experience of witnessing the first artificial nuclear explosion, nuclear physicist J. Robert Oppenheimer said, “We knew the world would not be the same. A few people laughed, a few people cried. Most people were silent. I remembered the line from the Hindu scripture, the Bhagavad-Gita; Vishnu is trying to persuade the Prince that he should do his duty, and to impress him, takes on his multi-armed form and says, ‘Now I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds.’ I suppose we all thought that, one way or another.”

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