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Project Brief

Digital Artwork

Client

Personal Project

Concept

A playful look at the less often seen architectural details Goa has to offer.

Credits

Photography and digital art by Rhea Gupte

Popularly, eighteen days into the new year and most routines/resolutions have already gone for a toss, resuming the thirst for that new all-fulfilling beginning yet again. Not this time though. This year still has that crackling quality of a premium creme brûlée —I have been watching too much Masterchef. Along with most of my resolutions, with the exception of learning how to speak Japanese, I have coasted through my schedules and goals with the beauty of a freshly cut parfait dome. This may not be the last reference and therefore I apologise in advance. One of my ideal scenarios this year is to create every other day. No matter the scale of the project; a single one second image or a long series stretching into years, both are welcome as long as every day I push myself to make something, with my hands, camera or mouse.

This compulsion has led me to delve into all the different mediums which have always fascinated me and been a part of my work at some point in time. If photographing everyday becomes too challenging, I compel myself to pick up the paint brush or scribble some words onto a piece of paper, coherent enough to call it a poem. Such thoughtless and thoughtful wanderings have reconnected me with certain love affairs from the past. Creating digital art has been once such torrid liaison. In the past, we have had our ups and downs involving long hours of romantic getaways with the lasso tool and conversely frustrating squabbles over colour palettes and technique. I am glad to reacquaint myself with it this year, and for the first time, share this part of my secretive work on FUSS. Reason being the motivation to complete a task that self-publishing provides, and the comfort of having all my work safely tucked in one corner instead of being scattered across various hard drives.

I created this mini series from a trip to Panjim, which highlights a side of Goa most seasonal visitors don’t venture into. Yes, buildings do exist here! To this revelation I added a playful flair, a kiddish set of errors and a palette familiar to the bright heritage houses across the state. Selecting and pasting the fiftieth window has this almost therapeutic effect, along with a semi trance which hypnotises me into believing I could do this repeatedly forever. But even when this zombie state takes over, the joy of making keeps a silly grin on my face throughout. Something, I would be proud to walk up to the judges in the Masterchef kitchen. Get with the analogy. Over and out!





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