Saturday, March 20, 2010

The Bangalore Co.


What do i appreciate about Bangalore as a city? What would i like it to be known for? 
Especially when i ve been asked to brand it! For my illustration course, i decided to identify bangalore as a city recognised for its performing arts.  This would mean, creating a mock up for a new face or identity for Bangalore as a contemporary, cosmopolitain city and to visually interpret the term 'contemporary' with relation to the arts and to the present ways of life in Bangalore. 

Creating contrast between the traditional and modern was hard, especially when the arts are moving toward contemporarising the old. Bangalore is moving towards constructing a cross cultural platform where it shares, takes inspiration, exchanges at a global level hence it was difficult to identify the new cultural symbols that would lend themselves to the city the country and internationally. Point being : i need time to do more research :)

Stuff i was looking at :
Art and the city
Influence of the Attakkalari
IT influx and how it affected culture
Students and various exchanges
Bangalore as a contemporary, new city
Reinventing / re-interpreting tradition and folk
Bangalore as an international / cross cultural space
Concerts / Jazz / Blues / Rock / traditional / folk  
Contemporary dance and theatre 


vishnu said...

great vibrancy in many of ur compositions man! shud refine them and try selling it! :) ps. put up the one with the arms substituting the legs.:)

divya gaitonde said...

The arm-leg was creepy, nice but creepy. Really liked yours deb, very nice colours and compositions and collage type things happening.

Akshataa said...

nice :)
i like the third one the best..really nice composition!

tanuja said...

love, love, love
great colors :)

Devashish said...

thank you... im working further on them :)

urmila said...

i still don't think bangalore will be able to replace chen on the culture scene but nice compositions and colours :) I like the colourful and slightly creepy collage thing happening.

Aajwanthi said...

I love the boldness of the colours and your strokes. As I have been telling you and everyone, they look so confident. Like 'I know what I am doing and it's right' types :) Which I think is real nice. You should really develop these and sell them! :P

Devashish said...

He he...Thanks Joo :).. although it didnt feel like that when i was working on it.. This one was one of the most "shite, i've never tried his before and i dunno how its going to turn out" types... i couldnt even thumbnail these but i had fun working on them.. it was damn jugaad... but ya, i want to print these so bad...

Tejas said...

I see munmun iss your eternal muse! :P

Jai Ranjit said...

this is my fave series...very bright, very big and very bold..if only you were asked to do this for mumbai...:P btw, once i can afford your services, i shall be commissioning you to create the catalog and other print material for a show of mine in the future...something like this series... :D

Devashish said...

definitely :)