Sameer Kulavoor

Get to know SqW:Lab 2018 fellows – today we speak to artist, Sameer Kulavoor.

Where can you be found?

Mostly in the heart of a bustling metropolis. Specifically, taking a sabbatical in NYC for the next 40 days.

Palm tree and charging point

Palm tree and charging point inside an airport, Sameer Kulavoor, 2018

Tell us about a creative action you have taken this week.

Made mockups of my upcoming book of drawings that began when I took a break in Coorg in May 2018 right after (an intense 2 year engagement with the metropolis and related themes that culminated in) my show of paintings and sculptures, A Man Of The Crowd.

What does ‘home’ mean to you? 

Home is a feeling, not a place. It means comfort to me – where i retreat/relax. It can be my physical home or even a cafe that i frequent.

What was the last thing you drew?

A pile of quilts and bedsheets lying on a carpet in my living room.

Tell us about 2 of your most subtle influences.

1) the sound of a bass guitar (but I dont play)

2) randomly found accidental colour schemes and textures

Please share your thoughts / a few words about your expectations of the SqW:Lab fellowship, of being in Mumbai and the project in total.

This is my first such ‘residency’. When Vishwa told me about the theme, I found it particularly interesting. I enjoy drawing. The domestic is something that I would like to engage with more in my work, moving forward. The other fellows seem like a very diverse set of people with diverse backgrounds. Bombay is not new to me so I am looking forward to the interactions with everyone and what comes out of them. Also will be great to see Bombay through everyones eyes. I am looking at the fellowship as an experiment with myself.



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