Poet Malvika Sharma has been the face of our Talent Tent – Poetry Open Mic scene since, well, we started hosting them. While she’s an incredible poet (peep her piece ’90s here), what we didn’t know is that she’s a skilled visual artist too! For her upcoming project titled ‘Muse I See’ (as in mus-i-c), she made three pieces of art inspired by three different styles of music. Intrigued? We are, too. We hand over the mic to the KC College student to tell us a bit more about it:
The series is an exploration of the relationship between Music and Visual arts as mediums of expression. Studied for centuries and practiced for decades, the influence of visuals over art and vice-versa have dominated the current times. I used think this relationship between the two was mostly consciously exploited by artists and marketing agents, until one day, I was scribbling on an old piece listening to an indie band. The 2nd draft of the composition had a stark difference from the first and strikingly complemented the tone of the song. Later, I found out that the band had poster with exactly the same palette and art style as my scribble. The series went on to further have several parts, of which 3 are my personal favourites.
The idea behind this series is to highlight the age old relationship between visuals and music as an art form–how, often, certain type of music makes artists visualise a certain set of patterns. Hence, I decided to create a series of artwork that essentially had the same composition but different art styles while listening to various artists.
We know the wait is long, so we decided to release three playlists that didn’t make it to the final series.