Savitha Ravi

Savitha Ravi

  • Artist’s Statement

    For me, the place is something which remains for a longer time frame and the architecture of that specific space has so many significant numbers of stories to delineate for, past about the creation of it, the story of how we are identified with it, the way we relate to it and how our observations changes with different places. The development of a place influences our life on an everyday basis to which we adjust and change to our very own personal comforts.
    My work is about the creation of space. Through my works, I intend to represent a specific ordeal or memory associated with that place, space, and at a specific time. Architectural structures and spaces have intrigued me for quite a while. The reiteration of a solitary small structure, multiple times with different circumstances, the urgency of redundancy to create an expansive space and structure is something that captivates me. Those repetitive patterns are my tools to create a specific space. I am curious as to how the construction of the enormous space/structure may have begun and how it changes as time passes drives me constantly about it. I am influenced and create those spaces where I have been to or which have been a part of my life for quite a while and furthermore help me create an imaginary space which I wish to be a part of in real life. My works are always devoid of direct human presence, the explanation behind this, that space/place is there as a lasting permanent structure and the human presence or the event that occurred due to the present is the thing that one recalls while alluding to a specific space/place. I always had an interest in old houses and architecture, the patterns that are utilized as a part of constructing them. These houses have numerous stories appended to themselves. By painting /drawing these patterns of old houses it resembles adding to their considerable list of stories. It is also a way through which I try to archive the memory.
    I am a recent graduate from the Department of Graphic Arts (Printmaking) . Over the course of my time in this institution, I have learned the traditional printmaking mediums like etching, engraving, lithography and cyanotype. I would like to further explore alternative printing processes and combine traditional processes with alternative ones. I also underwent training in woodblock printing and natural dyeing processes in Jaipur as a part of my internship in the month of may 2018s, I would like to learn and further master these techniques and incorporate these with my current art practices.
    By learning new mediums and techniques I would be able to experiment and develop new ways of creating an image. Currently my practice includes combining two or more printmaking mediums, for example, cyanotype on lithograph print. I have also developed an interest in alternative printmaking in which I try to take a printout of daily and easily available materials such as cardboard, jute cloth, textured paper, tetra packs, etc.

  • Biography

    Under graduation: 2013-2017 : Maharaja Sayajirao University, Faculty of Fine Arts, Vadodara, Gujarat, India Major in Painting with a Minor in Graphics. Post-graduation: Maharaja Sayajirao University, Faculty of Fine Arts,Vadodara, Gujarat, India, Major in Graphic Arts .

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Savitha Ravi

Reflection of Rain II
9 x 13″ Cyanotype on Intaglio Print

Savitha Ravi

Reflection of Rain II
9 x 13″ Cyanotype on Intaglio Print

Savitha Ravi

Reflection of Rain II
9.5 x 13.5″ Cyanotype on Intaglio Print

Savitha Ravi

Native Series 1
16 x 12″ Cyanotype on Lithograph Print

Savitha Ravi

Native Series 1
19 x 13″ Cyanotype on Lithograph Print

Savitha Ravi

Remembrance- Places, Objects and Feelings set of 4, 2019
13 x 19.5″ Cyanotype on Intaglio Print

Savitha Ravi

The Corridor, 2020
21.5 x 42″ Intaglio Print

Savitha Ravi

Reflection of Rain set of 6, 2019
13 x 9″ Cyanotype on Woodcut Print

Savitha Ravi

The Ideal Home III, 2019
21.5 x 21.5″ Intaglio Print

Savitha Ravi

Ideal Home II, 2019
31 x 22″ Intaglio Print

Savitha Ravi

Ideal Home 1, 2019
31 x 31″ Intaglio Print