THE WOW PEOPLE
The WOW project became WOW because of gratis contributions of multiple talented people – Artists, Writer, Editors and Designers – each of whom added their bit to the whole.
The WOW Artists
Alishka Varde Singh
Alishka loves working with papers & fabrics and making new things from a bunch of random craft supplies. Party styling and her videos happened as an offshoot of her love for DIY. She also loves sketching… it’s like meditation to her.
His parents gave Devashish Makhija his Name. Pure chance gave him his Nationality. No one asked him if he wanted the Religion he got. The System gave him an Education. And then proceeded to make it null and void. The only thing he got to choose in his life are his Words. So he likes to choose them carefully.
Bijit is an avid storyteller, concept artist, character designer, off-road enthusiast and scuba diver all punched into one. His Sunday off-roading adventures in the wild, fuel his imagination which keeps him going through all the challenges in life.
Late Krsna Ananda
Late Krsna Ananda (Joy Datta) was inspired by everything around him, although it did get amusing for him when they appeared in rectangles. He was always aspiring to test the bounds of reality in a woven and created world. You could count on Joy for an out of the box frame.
(Joy died on 10-Oct-2016 in a road accident in Jaisalmer, India)
Ruchi Bakshi Sharma
Ruchi Bakshi is a filmmaker, artist and toymaker. She studied Communication Design and has several award winning live action and stop motion shorts to her credit. Her picaresque characters, often based on outlandish folklore and equipped with supernatural powers, seem to inhabit a strange and wonderful world of myth and fancy.
Kapil, the sixth-generation of artists in the family, is based in Udaipur, Rajasthan. His work fuses his long lasting interest in the literary and painterly conventions of Nathdwara miniatures, with his other passion; documenting nature and city’s built fabric.
This astonishing blend has resulted in work which re-contextualises the narratives of the Nathdwara miniatures in a contemporary manner… thus making it more accessible to the public. His works are a part of several private collections and museums all over the world.
Kriti is a brand designer, illustrator and artist in New Delhi, with an obsession for all things type and hand-crafted. She tinkers with lettering, typography, words and meaning in all sorts of ways, draws travel and sketchnote diaries, teaches occasionally, and goes wandering off in foreign lands whenever she can get away.
Archan Nair is a self-taught artist specialising in mixed media, illustration, and digital art. His visual expressions are part of a journey which is really influenced by the mysteries of our existence and how every action, emotion, and our interconnectedness in a universal scale sets off a chain of reactions… which we experience from the micro to the macro scale.
Rajesh is an artist living in Udaipur, Rajasthan, who has become known primarily for his abilities to sketch street life and old heritage havelis and hand colouring black and white photos. He is the son of artist Lalit Soni, and grandson of Prabhu Lal Soni, who was once court photographer to the Maharana Shree Bhopal Singh of Mewar.
Nitin Patel started as an exhibition designer but his interests drifted him to the world of computer graphics. He is a self taught computer graphics artist and loves to learn and explore new media and art forms. He is currently mastering watercolours which is reflected in his recent works.
Sunaina Sadarangani Gera
Sunaina was born into a Sindhi family in the island of Curacao and raised in Nigeria and India. The artist had exposure to different cultures very early in life which helped define her unique style. She concentrates on imaginative compositions and figure drawings, which are brought to life with the powerful bold use of colours. Working primarily with acrylics, she uses a palette knife in place of a brush, adding depth and weight to create a variety of textures.
Rajashree Basu Kundu
Rajashree lives in Mumbai near the greens of National Park. Botanical drawings and foliage are strong in her designs. She loves everything vintage and exotic. Her work ranges from designing identities, packaging, corporate communication and theme based parties and events.
Rajat is best introduced as a polymath and serial entrepreneur. A pre-visualiser, Producer, Director of several award winning Television Commercials, Music Videos, Corporate & Documentary Films & Shorts, he has also written stories, screenplays and lyrics while dabbling with production design, costume design, music composition and cinematography. A Masterchef Season 2 finalist, he has also co-founded the largest professional networking portal for the Indian creative industry. Currently, he lives in Goa and continues to dabble in multiple media.
Kavita Singh Kale
Kavita Singh Kale is an award winning filmmaker, artist, author and illustrator. Traveling drives her thoughts. People around- strangers, acquaintance, family and friends are building blocks for her narratives. Being part of new cultures and learning about them and translating it into visual poems, is what interests her. Kavita is the co-founder of an interdisciplinary studio called Underground Worm Art & Design.
Pradipta is an artist, animator, visualizer, filmmaker, dancer, painter… all fused in one. He has been part of many acclaimed film projects winning awards and appreciation. He is also a visiting faculty at NID Ahmedabad and perhaps the institute’s first and only transgender professor widely popular with students and colleagues alike.. Pradipta lives in Mumbai.
Prasun qualifies to be an Animator, Artist, Sculptor, Designer, Animatronics Enthusiast and more because he just loves to handle pencil, paint, stylus, clay, fur, foam, fabric, silicon, latex and some other gooey smelly stuff. Of late, he has been spending a lot of time with his 3D printer and soldering iron and tinkering with Arduinos, servo motors and radio controllers.
Sucharita Sengupta Suri
Sucharita is a Visual Communicator professionally whose forte is in the understanding & usability of graphic & communication design tools for a wide variety of media. In personal life, other than a good sound sleep, she dabbles with many creative ideas like organising workshops with kids, crafting, photography and more.
Amit is a photographer for many years and counting. He is based out of Mumbai. His style is minimalistic and his themes are poignant. His eye has a childlike curiosity which loves to capture ‘The Phenomenal Magic of the Ordinary’ his ongoing personal body of work which is a unique and delightful way of seeing the everyday and ordinary around us.
Shweta is an illustrator, animation film maker and an visual artist. She lives in Delhi with her architect husband and her son. She is always juggling multiple things and if you meet her she might look distracted, but actually she is keenly observing the world around her.