2013-02-09 12:54:22 - An art exhibition of sketches based on the ruins of Delhi's historic monuments
Venue- The Experimental Art Gallery, IHC, Lodi Road, New Delhi-110003
Dates- 22nd to 28th Feb 2013
A sketch may serve a number of purposes: it might record something that the artist sees, it might record or develop an idea for later use or it might be used as a quick way of graphically demonstrating an image, idea or principle. Sketching that is generally a prescribed part of the studies of art students, becomes a holistic medium for artist YAJANIKA, who finds strength and solace in sketching.
Yajanika Arora, a broadcast media personal takes immense interest and relief from sketching, since 2008, when she was down with serious Meningitis together with 6th nerve palsy. She fought with the disease for three long years full of pain and desperation and survived. She started sketching, as she was not allowed
to do anything stressful. The turmoil buried deep within finally found a way to release itself and the healing finally began and it helped the aryist to rise back to the surface. yajanika after graduating from Faculty of Visual Arts, BHU, specialized in Desktop Motion Graphics. She started her own setup- Designaccess (media graphics production) in 1999.
She had been sketching since childhood, and she an independent media graphics professional. She did promos, titles, and animation; show packaging for various sports and entertainment TV channels. She happened to have found the charm of Glass-marking pencil sketching when she was in college. The answer to her curiosity towards her doing the architectural sketches of sites and other monuments is simple .the monuments and ghats of Varanasi were my muse...every ruin and monument with history would be my interest.at that time only live sketch was possible as there was no mobile to catch a frame
Architecture cannot divorce itself from drawing, no matter how impressive the technology gets. Drawings are not just end products: they are part of the thought process of architectural design. Drawings express the interaction of our minds, eyes and hands. This last statement is absolutely crucial to the difference between those who draw to conceptualize architecture and those who use the computer. It can be argued that architectural drawing can be divided into three types, which I call the “referential sketch the “preparatory study” and the “definitive drawing What Yajanika brings to the limelight is referential sketch serves as a visual diary, a record of an architect’s discovery. There is a certain joy in their creation, which comes from the interaction between the mind and the hand. Our physical and mental interactions with drawings are formative acts.