Sketching trip

September 30, 2008 § Leave a comment


Sketching : A great visual thinking tool

Everyday life on the streets through the eye of an artist 

It’s all about the line and form ! 


dog sketch, kankaria, pencil drawing, quick sketch, street dogs
kankaria, pencil drawing, quick sketch, girl and child

The installation project had kept us busy for quite a few days and finally it was time to get back to work , but for a change and to unwind we decided to go to kankaria lake for a sketching trip. We were instantly surrounded by about 12 children( we later discovered they were all from the same family wow! ). It was great making a family portrait for them and to see them beaming when they saw the sketches. Arpit sketched a few more children on the lake front , A dog snoozing in the busy street corner like it didn’t care at all about what was happening around it or how much noise there was caught my attention..actually i always find the stray dogs interesting subjects. . we got hold of a flute seller and  then met two families who showed interest in our work and a young girl asked us portray her. we gave her the sketches which made her so happy . looking at that a begger child posed for us with her little brother and finally as we were leaving she ran after us screaming ” aae manne mari parchi de” … She wanted to keep the Paper.

Most artists i know started their careers doodling in notebooks or drawing away in the middle of lectures at college.  It is in fact a great way to capture an idea or to make a note of what you want to paint later, even the most basic of sketches work wonders when trying to communicate an idea.
they help explore possibilities or workability of ideas and are a handy reference.

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Art Quote :

‘To draw does not simply mean to reproduce contours; the drawing does not simply consist in the idea: the drawing is even the expression, the interior form, the plan, the model. Look what remains after that! The drawing is three fourths and a half of what constitutes painting. If I had to put a sign over my door [to the atelier], I would write: School of drawing, and I’m certain that I would create painters.’ – Ingres

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Installation at kanoria centre of arts

September 29, 2008 § 3 Comments


The International Tile Project Launch.

Exhibition and An Installation by us.

Collaborative art work.

arpit biloria
An installation using projectors 

arpit biloria
the installation taking shape..

deviba wala
the many angels of surfaces that will act as canvas  when the three projectors simultaneously project onto it.

ahmedabad artists
just before show time ..

We(Arpit, Margee, Riddhi & devi: from studio verve) were invited for the launch of the tile project at kanoria on the 27th of this month,
The tile project had artists from all over the world work on specific tile sizes and set up a permanent display in a select few locations. Our work was added to a wall built specially for the event.  An exhibition and various installations by the artists working were on display at the kanoria centre for arts, there were a lot of art enthusiasts who turned up for the evening , there was a garb ; as navratri or the folk dance festival of Gujarat was around the corner ..We had an idea for the installation and we came up with a concept that we can all relate to. The idea was to show that art is inspired from and in return, inspires our daily lives…

The concept : a story can be narrated in a million ways. this installation does just that. a story is viewed from different angles. a work of art is various colours ,layers of texture, a mix of the art and the artist himself ,creating a thing of everlasting beauty .Some images last forever while some fade away . we live in parallel worlds: the conscious and the subconscious. our country too is diverse and rich in culture where facets of life varied as they are come together .the clips you see are from the streets of India running parallel with the art work and artists that were , artists that are and artists that will be…

title : art and life juxtaposed
medium: thermocol sheets, nylon strings, 3 projectors & bricks

the clips comprised of the city life , eminent artists and their work along with a few clips shot at our studio while we were at work. the clips, starting at different times were then projected onto the surfaces from different angles, one image in totality was never repeated due to the time lapse between the projected images.
                                           

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Colograph

September 28, 2008 § 1 Comment


Colograph : printing technique.

Art classes for children.

Easy printing method. 

deviba walaarpit biloriastudio in ahmedabad

On the 25th of this month we (arpit & deviba) tried our hand at making prints with the colograph technique . we visited the children at kanoria centre of arts , Ahmedabad .It was fun to learn and teach. helping the children in the process.

Art is essential to a child’s growing years. The curiosity, enthusiasim and imagination of a child finds an expressive outlet.

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Interpretations by deviba

September 22, 2008 § 11 Comments


A few lines that come to mind when i look at a painting.

Artwork has the power to stir up emotions.

Each individual has a unique view point and each will find their own interpretation !



 “eye to eye”

famous indian artist acrylic on canvas, 2007, 48″ X 36″
Connecting Dots
a connection between this world and the next , if such a thing exists …
a connection between who i am and what i used to be , if the rift is not too wide …
a connection between a dream and it’s silent death , even before it was born …
a connection between being shut out and being let it , before my heart runs dry
a connection between life and the pain that ages us ,
a connection between being right always and being human,
a connection between bonds that tie us and a desire to be free.

-an interpretation on arpit’s work

“balance sheet”

popular art studio

The Farmers account book :
hope kept me sane & drove me mad .

took a loan & worked so hard
to put on my plate, a life of regret.
calculations went their own way,
only help from god could save my day
they took my money in the name of interest
whose ‘interest’ is it theirs or was it mine…


-an interpretation on pramod’s work.


“torrent”
famous indian artist

one of my many moods : 
i feel nothing

a torrent, a copious flow of nothingness
no joy. no sadness.
no pain. nothing!
in my mind there’s nothing 
in my heart there’s nothing 
in my soul there’s this quiet acceptance of nothing 
no wanting. no desire.
no quest. no thirst.
no yearning. no longing.
nothing !
i expect from you nothing
all that existed is today : nothing 
your proud love to me is nothing 
no regret. no celebrations.
no contentment. no ambition.
no light. no shadow.
nothing !
no tears. no smiles.
no expressions. no stories.
nothing!
-an interpretation on my work “torrent” 


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About ‘my’ work

September 21, 2008 § Leave a comment


Concepts behind the paintings 

Very different styles .. Different personalities 

Artists at Studio Verve



Arpit Biloria:

Volume is something which can be realised even when you “take away” the distracting color. My canvas is a plane where expressions are felt & perceived through the viewers very own personal experiences and my consciousness wanders searching for the dimensions.White, I see, as a ground, where images lie hiding. Black acts as connecting point between dimensions revealing these images.I let myself play with what exists and what does not.

Deviba Wala :

Nature and its forms are the best inspiration for me. I try to zoom in on the finer details, and a form within a form ; concerned with the relationship between the parts and the whole of a composition. i sketch the world as i see it, from a different angle. I like using a single colour each time with its tints and shades. The paintings are generally monochrome. I work with a variety of mediums, which portrays my restless soul . My love for the outdoors is clearly visible in my work.

Pramod Singh :

What I illustrate in my paintings is of less importance than how I try to figure it out from the given surroundings that we live in and the society is the only place or you may say a barrier between thoughts and process. The indifference between nature of a being and manifestation of goodness is a point where the whole society is standing on a rock. The unshakable, well knitted, carefully designed slap on our cheeks. Ah…. What a slap! …. F*** them all, all those gaps we have between innocence and mastery. For me, my work is nothing but a cross section of these two worlds.
Until you throw yourself out on the barren land, you can’t imagine what hunger means. And that hunger is the origin of every calculation I scribble on my canvas.

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about us

September 21, 2008 § 2 Comments


popular artist Arpit Biloria: 
 Born in 1980, Diploma in sculpture from the C. N. College of Fine Arts, Ahmedabad. Having participated in group shows across the country, has exhibited his work through shows in Delhi, Chennai, Hyderabad, Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Baroda and Patna at various prestigious Art Galleries. Currently the youngest Artist on India’s largest auction house ‘Saffron Art’ He has showcased his work at the young Art Biennale, Russia and in London. He has won the All India Fine Arts & Craft Society award. Founder of “Verve” He presently stays and work as a Freelancer in Ahmedabad.

Devkunverba ( Deviba ) Wala :
Born in 1980, studied sculpture from the C. N. College of Fine Arts, Ahmedabad. a B.sc. in fashion design from NIFD, she has worked in the fashion industry for seven years. She has been working on serigraphs previously and has  taken up painting and sculpting. her works are in many prestigious collections in india and Europe. She has exhibited her work in all major cities across India and France, London, Moscow & Bhutan. Co- founder and convener for the group, she presently stays and work as a Freelancer in Ahmedabad.

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Why a blog ???

September 21, 2008 § 1 Comment


Art Studio Blog

What is a studio really like ? 

 online promotion of the artist studio

art studio
At work in the studio

We are constantly asked by friends, family and people we come across about what is it really like to be a part of an artist group or how we work and what contemporary visual art is all about.
with this blog we aim to give a glimpse of just that !
We are devoted to the promotion of Art and Culture and the studio encompasses a range of activities from lectures on art to workshops and exhibitions.

A blog seemed like the next step to take, mainly for 2 reasons, as away to keep track of daily happenings and to reach out to a wider audience. 


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