FIGHTING CORONA WITH COLOURS
Creative Gaga|Issue 50
Through original and vibrant illustrations, Ranganath captures the look and feel of Coronavirus induced pandemic. Here is a conversation to unravel the art, colours, style and mindset of the artist battling the quarantine.
Ranganath Krishnamani

What are some of the unforeseen inspirations and problems you’ve stumbled upon during this lockdown?

Ranganath. I firmly believe that limitation is an excellent opportunity to kindle creativity. The confines of our home can urge us to be imaginative. My quarantine series is a self-initiated project where I attempt to capture urban life and its nuances during Coronavirus pandemic. I captured our new normal by portraying human beings inside everyday objects, thus emphasising the current state. Creative inspirations can be found everywhere, outdoors or indoors, this project is an excellent example of that.

Has this Coronavirus pandemic changed your perception of the world? If yes, how has it affected your art?

Ranganath. The quarantine made me rethink about my choices and my lifestyle. I enjoy nature, and I understood the value of my freedom because of this lockdown. Coronavirus pandemic has highlighted the unbeatable human spirit, this along with the new way of life are the themes I’m currently focusing on.

Art is not an essential service. Has this affected your work? How are you managing such an unprecedented situation?

Ranganath. Fortunately, neither my professional front nor my self-initiated art projects are affected due to Corona. Through art, we can communicate, educate and bring changes in the society. Art is the medium I use to convey my ideas. My objective is to engage the audience and bring positive changes

What are your thoughts on work from home as an artist? What kind of impact does this have on your working process?

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