The Art vs the Artist

Far too often, people tend to judge art based on their perception of the artist at an individual level. For some artists, their past—the sorrows, struggles, and failures they’ve endured—adds a certain depth to the emotions they try to convey. For others with less than glorious track records, their past Continue Reading

Navrasa: Wonder

“Joel #556, you are now to partake in a state-recommended nap. Proceed to close your eyes,” said Ms Carol #325. Joel #556 duly complied. Deep down, however, he didn’t want to take a nap. In fact, he didn’t want to be at school in the first place.

Joel #556, or Continue Reading

The Banksy Effect

The spotlights focus. The curtain draws. The gavel strikes for the third time. And sold.

On 5th October 2018, right after the closing bid, UK’s favourite artwork (according to a Samsung poll in 2017), ‘Girl with Balloon’, began to self-destruct. However, it stopped midway, giving us probably the most Continue Reading

Speckled—Day Eight Of NaPoWriMo

 

“Speckled shades of scarlet and sapphire,

did they blend to form flames of a fire?

 

Splatters of chrome and crimson,

how did they stem from my imaginary prism?”

 

That night, all sense had ceased to exist,

and two lovers were out for a tryst;

chaos and pleasure, Continue Reading

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