Visual Artist, India
Hi! I’m Anushka Kalro, an artist, designer, and visual storyteller from Bengaluru, India. My art and design practice pay homage to the tapestry of Indian craft and folklore.
My art is predominantly monochrome and abundant in the use of line, ink and pattern. Textile, heritage architecture, and jewelry, aplomb with color, clutter and pattern are my source. I use an editorial eye to distil it into something clean and strong.
Monochrome is the confine I use to simplify, and pattern is the tool I use to express excess. Making heritage consumable in contemporary ways is the core of my art and design practice, and my way of being.
I have been creating art in monochrome since I was handed my first ink pen and pot of black ink as a pre-teen. Be it nature, fantasy, or architecture, line is my form of expression. While most see form and shape, I see line and texture first.
This is the genesis of my creative voice. Over time, I have worked on refining my style and it has traversed many mediums. Be it ink on paper, or stylus on tablet, the voice and vision remain unchanged. Each larger artwork takes three to six weeks of craft and focus, agnostic of the medium. Find a piece that speaks to you, or simply get lost in the language of line so innately true to me as an artist.
Air Asia, India
To commemorate their nation wide expansion, Air Asia commissioned a 16 by 8 foot wall mural to mark the walls at their main office in India with their success.
Two colorful families coming together to celebrate the union of their children in beautiful Bikaner inspired an explosion of pattern, festivity, and storytelling.
Giving an old Bangalore gastronomical institution zest and flavour through art. Bringing a simple and defined aesthetic to mirror the classic flavors of India.