As part of its Platform initiative, Blueprint presents Kaimurai, an identity through which Abishek Ganesh J expresses his art and research practice. His work, executed in natural indigo, is a dialogue between organic forms and flow of energy experienced in the Western Ghats, Ancient South Indian art, rituals, architecture and Carnatic music. He captures raw energy and inherent vibration that is omnipresent but buried by daily chaos. Repeated markings (from fine strokes to large brush strokes) are seemingly calm and yet aggressive are characteristic to the organic nature of his work.
Kaimurai’s practice is triggered by three elements - a combination of Material (Natural Indigo), Organic forms (real or fantasised) and Carnatic music. He adds, “My mind wanders in the fantastical jungles of ancient past with life in abundance, strange formations and is informed by the mysticism of Carnatic music. It is a meditative process, an interaction between the Physical and metaphysical. My hands take control over my mind, creating repeated markings, a method which renders the artwork.”
Abishek (b.1984) graduated from National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT) in 2005 and has spent numerous years in the apparel industry heading design for leading brands. He decided to give up his design career to focus on creating art. He lives and works from Bangalore, India