Hybrid Drawings (2016- ongoing) are sculptural translations derived from sketches of imagined structures that draw on motifs from Gothic, Indo-Saracenic, Victorian, Mughal and brutalist styles, to name a few. Each form points toward histories of the movement of peoples via an appropriation of regional architectural forms, combining markers of kingdoms, colonies and the local that exist today. The works are site-specific and play on the memory of the built environment. They present a unification of the transcultural identity, against the current wave of puritan ideologies, that references various histories, geographies and cultures.


Formally, the works engage the viewer through the concept of drawings encountered in three-dimensional space, rather than how one would otherwise imagine a drawing on paper or two-dimensional presentations. The work plays with perspective, as one walks toward the sculpture, they can recognize specific architectural forms that trigger familiarity through memory, however once one enters the work, it transforms into gestural strokes. As one moves around the work, it opens and collapses, often layering line-on-line and opening up to reveal yet another form through another angle. The viewer is invited to navigate through the drawings.


Hybrid DrawingsWrought iron9 feet height x width variable
In order of appearance:Installed at 'As You Can See', Exhibit320, New Delhi, India, 2016 Installed at 'Occasional Geometries', Yorkshire Sculpture Park, UK, 2017Installed at 'Windows', Jhaveri Contemporary, Mumbai, India, 2017Installed at 'Mind-scapes', The Gujral Foundation, New Delhi, India, 2017Installed at the Jaipur Sculpture Park, Madhavendra Palace, Nahargarh Fort, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India, 2018-20 Installed at the India Art Fair, at Shrine Empire, New Delhi, India, 2019Installed in a private residence, Rajasthan, India, 2020
Selected PressHyperallergic, September 2019Domus, November 2017The Hindu, September 2017This is Tomorrow, September 2017Live Mint, September 2017Architectural Digest, August 2017Indian Express, July 2016