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 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.