Junk is a collection of fan-made artworks based on songs which are about drugs.
“No matter how much it eats, the mushrooms growing on its back steal away most of the nutrients it consumes.” – Pokédex entry of Paras in Pokémon Sun
In this series, the minimalist compositions predominate, the geometric forms and the luminous colors, where the water and its movement have a special stardom.
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Niloni Pomal is a 20 year old graphic designer who wants to contribute to the Indian pop-art scene. She likes mint chocolate and the outer-space alike.
I realized that a woman can be just as much a feminine goddess in a bob cut as she was in her flourishing raven mane, her unending braid twirling with every bounce of her hips. Of course, I grew up to know that every single one of these images in my head are just constraints that social standards set women to fit into, to box into, in order to comply individuals into set identities.
What do Lady Gaga, The Weekend, Maroon 5, Ariana Grande, Taylor Swift and Katy Perry have in common apart from the fact they there are contemporary pop sensations?
A relic of the past whom I now pass by with a shudder, with the green-yellow wave of nostalgia washing all over my exhausted limbs
Amherst Square was suddenly alive with the ghosts of those who would most likely be strolling the flea markets, the stairwells, the tenement halls and soup kitchens this time today, had they, like Benjamin, turned a blind eye to invisible forces.
The spellbinding magic of Lana del Rey has captured the fancy of thousands of people since her ricocheting fame post Video Games. Since then, she has come under the scrutinising, scathing radar of the industry and the world in general for being the person(s) she portrays herself to be through her music.
Initially, as the plan was unveiled and the means secured, we were extremely excited. Post a team meeting lounging on the sofas at the back of our favourite café, we thought, it’ll be easy right? Get a location, demarcate rooms, set everything up in a free space, and voila! A house without walls is set and ready to go. Well come December we realized the extent of our delusion.
I read a poem to him because he asks me to and I realize that isolation is a privilege.
His work largely focuses on queer, fringe and minority identities – celebrating individuals and questioning normative societal assumptions.
Wanda Fraga Sanchez is an emerging visual artist from Cuba whose work depicts the complexities of human behaviour. Her art, although depicts personal concerns, extends and expands even to the universe. She reaches out to a fragmented past through her work in quest for self-recognition.
Earlier this year, Kolkata-based independent artist Sujatro Ghosh started his photo series featuring women wearing cow masks. His work questions why cows have greater safety than women in India. The following is my conversation with Sujatro about this dehumanisation and more.
I had never had the comfort of being fully understood, until Lola, that is.
Lack of conversation renders the memory of your unusually textured voice useless,
Once upon a time, in a faraway kingdom, there lived a brave and handsome prince. He was the first in line to the throne. He had fought for the glory of his kingdom in many long and hard battles. He had completely wiped out the barbaric hordes that opposed him.
As a child born to parents who were, and still are, serving in the armed forces, I have never lived in a single place for more than a couple of years – never studied in the same school, never had a group of friends for any more than the duration of my parents’ posting to a particular station.
He took the narrow bamboo bridge across the canal. He saw a man lying face down in the mud. Judging by his immobility one could easily tell that the man was dead. Last night the man lay there, choking in his own blood.