Aditi Aggarwal

Aditi’s research based works are visual journeys through known and unknown time zones. She creates an abstract narration through repetitive act of drawing the same line and pattern exploring the concept of negative and positive space through black and white patterns. The opposite side of the open book carries the reverse of the pattern on the first page. She has worked extensively in Braille and this artist’s book is also designed to create a touch sensitive work from which a visual can be imagined in the mind.

Aditi’s works explores and expresses the idea of repetition, beauty, automatism and spontaneity through exploring the physical surface. Describing her pictorial concerns over conceptual. “My works are about playing with layers in a painting. While exploring the “layering process” in which layers are depicted by the “pages”. While painting, within these layers, I come across many different stages where the multitude of visuals appear and diminish subsequently. The works are devoid of any preconceived notion or deliberation. While painting, I sometimes de-structure the image into several layers to see the possibilities in juxtapositions and separations. The course of painting itself gives birth to forms and thereafter dictating dimensional spaces, bringing the surface alive with movement and life.

 

Born in 1987, Aditi completed her M.F.A. (Painting) from College Of Art, New Delhi with Gold Medal and being the faculty topper with distinction. Earlier to this she has also studies graphic design at Apeejay Institute of Design, Delhi 2012-13. Recently she has been awarded with   the Garhi Research Grant, Lalit Kala Akademi (National Academy of Art, India) 2017. Earlier she was also awarded with the H.R.D. National Scholarship, Ministry of Culture, Govt. of India in 2011. Her first Solo Exhibition was held last year in 2016, which was titled ‘Recent works’ curated by Amal Allana at the gallery Art Heritage II, New Delhi. Till date she had participated in more than 20 Group Exhibitions. Her last show was ‘Neel’ at The Create Studio (Arts 4 All), New Delhi. Earlier this year she also exhibited at the ASYAAF 2017 (Asian Students and Young Artists Art Festival) with Gallery LVS, curated by Sun Kyung in Seoul Korea. Her works were included in the India Art Fair 2017, New Delhi, 2016, Last year Aditi’s works were showcased in the show ‘Booked | Books Meet Art’ at Art Centrix Space. Besides she has been part of many national camps, residencies and workshops across the country.  Her works are in the collection of College of Art, New Delhi, Kalakriti Art Gallery, Hyderabad, Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi and many other private collectors. The artist currently lives and works in Noida, Delhi NCR

48 x 96 inches
Mixed media