Kalyan Rathore is the toast of the city’s art scene, Lemuel Herbert has plans for The Park and Stanley Pinto has been jazzing it up in Jakarta.
Kalyan Rathore is the freshest new talent on the City’s art scene. And we believe that he’s going to hit the big time internationally. His first brush with art came when he was in school. “One day in class, we had to draw four squares and colour each differently. I didn’t have colour pencils so I shaded the four squares in different hatching with a black pencil. But teacher didn’t see my ingenuity — I was punished”.
That didn’t deter him; even as grew to become an industrial designer, he continued to paint and create contemporary sculpture. “I believe in creating works from the unconscious corners of my brain. Most of the concepts I develop are the images that pop-up during REM or in a meditative state.” His abstracts are a riot of colour and he is even willing to paint on the walls of people’s homes and offices, albeit at a price. He’s currently painting a series tentatively titled “Getting the bull by its horns” a series of cubist works that horns” a series of cubist works that capture the buoyant economic mood as well as the Indian bull in various settings.
A man of many parts, he is a keen animal rights activist and sky-diving/ para-gliding enthusiast.