Converting the familiar into objects of intrigue, poineering book artist Banoo Batliboi will take you through her journey in using old books as an inspiration for her art. Through a conversation with renowned artist Jaideep Mehrotra, Banoo will offer insights into her process through which her books evolve into book forms. that invoke natural forms, referencing nature's patterning principle morphogenesis.
Jaideep Mehrotra's genesis to the art world was a solo exhibition in 1967. In the course of 40 years, he has evolved a unique style, starting out with works in oil, acrylic and cast resin sculptures. The advent of the computer added a new dimension to his work. He pioneered the use of the digital art in the country, diversifying into an amalgam of painting, computer generated imagery and video art.Jaideep is rated amongst India's most perspicacious and inventive contemporary artists. He has had 22 solo exhibitions and numerous group representations, both in India and abroad. His work forms part of the collections of prestigious companies and individuals all over the world.Read more
Banoo Batliboi is a self-taught paper artist who is impassioned about creating ‘book art’. She works with old, abandoned books which have served for many years in their conventional form as a vehicle for narrative ideas. Now, by shifting focus to the tactile and visual qualities of the book, she imagines an alternative interpretation. She started by using used hardcover books which were destined for recycling; carefully folding each page until the books took on a completely new form. Some time later, she was lucky to find a cache of vintage leather bound books with gilt edged pages and these handsome books formed her PLUSH collection. Banoo makes the pages of a book behave in surprising ways. And then she makes you see these forms in astonishing ways – further abstracting her book sculptures through her art photographs.Read more