Since my childhood, I have been living and commuting in Delhi. While roaming around, I started to look at different architectural spaces, their patterns, construction complex, structures, and urban environment. These urban geographies somehow started to fascinate me where it became the source of my visual vocabulary for art practice. Through my art practice, I am exploring the question of interaction between me and these architectural spaces and what kind of impact they create psychologically as well as physically. I am somehow trying to simplify the forms of modern architecture and break it into simple geometrical shapes. I am inquiring about the interrelation between the lived spaces and moving bodies through the urban environments. How does an individual perceives the lived space? How does someone achieve peace in this process of commuting in the city's everyday life? Throughout all this process, commuting to use its experiences in my art practice in some way wanted to find peace in a chaotic routine. However, I am trying to turn this commuting routine of everyday life into a source of inspiration or fieldwork instead of taking it as a daily routine. I was a mural student in my Bachelor's. I had worked on mediums like Fresco on a prepared base which helped in developing many layers of drawing as well as painting. Use of material which is related to construction site white cement badarpur, sand lime, marble dust, iron wire and jute used on the surface of MDF wood and engagement with processes increased my understanding of further working with these materials. These materials are also related to architecture and help me to create an atmosphere of city. The use of scale is an essential aspect of some of my artworks. It depicts the masculine approach to work on height besides my attempt to break the general stereotype of working on the scale of a woman, which comes from a very personal experience.
Parul Sharma has completed Master of Fine Art (2018-2020) from the College of Art, Delhi and completed her Bachelor of Fine Arts (2014-2018) from the same college, specialized in Painting. She has been participating in the Annual Art Exhibition in College of Art, Delhi for five years. She was recently selected for Student Biennale, 2020. She was a participant of the KHOJ Support Network where she was paired with two members for a mentorship period of two months in 2020. She also participated in International Creative Drawing Exchange Programme 2020 “Diversity of Line and Space” organized by Gallery Artoz and moderated by Virangana Soni. Two of her artworks got selected for Student Art Exhibition by Gallery Veda, 2020. In 2019, she received the Visual Art Scholarship by Sahitya Kala Parishad, by Delhi Government. Some of her participation were the Annual forum of Think Culture Foundation, MDI Gurugram in 2019, All India Women Art Exhibition at Museum & Art Gallery, Chandigarh, and Delhi Government NDMC Exhibition 2018. She also participated in Mahila Zine Workshop, 5th Issue on “Secret Spaces/ Hiding Places'' in Goethe –Institut/ Max Mueller Bhavan Delhi, 2019 and also participated in The Garbage Project- Ecologies of the Everyday, Critical Dialogue Art Space, Delhi organized by Ruchika Wason Singh, 2019. In 2019 she participated in Artist Camps at Karol Bagh Zone for Women Safety by North MCD collaboration with Sahitya Kala Parishad and Shahpur Jat Festival, organized by Sahitya Kala Parishad on behalf of Delhi Tourism, 2019. She lives and works in Delhi.
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