Friday, November 13, 2015

Water colour Drawings in ink & conte by Golak Khandual

Golak Khandual is a maverick working with multiple skills- an architect,set designer,makeup artist and an educator. His work reflects the conflict and change of our urban reality. His life and work maintain a critical balance, dealing with the collapse and recovery of spaces and skills that sustain our fragile world.His current set of drawings are an expressionistic take on urban landscapes. His poetic, abstract water colours seem to evoke an escape from them. 

About: Born in 1959, Orissa. Pursued Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture from School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi (1983) and then worked as freelance architect. In 1986 Trained and worked as a makeup Assistant to Wendy freeman on a fifteen hou
r television serial called ‘The Banyan Tree’; ‘In Which Annie Gives It Those Ones’ by Pradip Krishen and Arundhati Roy (1988); and also designed the sets and landscape for the feature fi lm ‘Electric Moon’ (1989-90). Amongst his architectural ventures are: an extension of Corpus Christi School, Kottayam, Kerala originally designed by Laurie Baker (1987); worked on the Natural History Museum for Satpura National park; worked as part of the task force with government of Madhya Pradesh to prepare an integrated Conservation Plan for Pachmarhi and worked at Baba Amte’s Anandwan, Warora ,developing prototype houses to be built by users who were cured leprosy patients; worked on safety measures in the school building for children at AADI, New Delhi; designed the buildings for Timbaktu Collective in Andhra Pradesh and a botanic laboratory for Centre for Science for Villages, Wardha (2000-2002) and he lived and worked in Himachal Pradesh designing buildings in Mashobra and Sidhbari (2002-2004). In 1992, traveled to Bhutan to study traditional architecture and made a series of paintings of Dzongs and Chhortens for the SAARC Complex for the Royal government of Bhutan. Held several painting and drawing Exhibition seasonally throughout. Presently lives in New Delhi; coping his time in between architecture, painting, writing and teaching.

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