Born in 1981 in New Delhi, Chetnaa completed her Master’s degree in Painting from the College of Art in New Delhi. Her geometric abstractions are drawn largely from the landscape and architecture of her city : keen observations of the metropolis translated into an eloquent schematic of lines and markers. Initiated as symmetrical arrangements, Chetnaa’s work reveals the need to deconstruct the order she once sought, so as to build a new geometric logic that feeds her minimalist aesthetic. The artist has had three solo shows, and a special online solo presentation with Anupa Mehta Arts & Advisory on TAP & has participated in many exhibitions in India and around the world. She has been a part of Abstract Notations, online group show, curated by Jesal Thacker, Gallery Espace, New Delhi, 2020 ; All is Not Lost 20:20:20, group show curated by Saloni Doshi at Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai, 2020; A Walk Across Grids, an online group show, with Akara Art, Mumbai, 2020; Imprint : After, group show curated by Sitara Chowfla for the Pulp Society, New Delhi 2020; Artist in Residence at the India Art Fair 2020; Of Paper, group show at Gallery Art Motif, New Delhi, 2019; Breaking Ground, 1st Indian Ceramic Trienale, JKK, Jaipur, 2018; Papier, a group show at Art Positive Gallery, New Delhi, 2018; Everything Is Black & White, at Palette art Gallery, New Delhi , 2018; Condition Reports, group show, curated by Ranjit Hoskote, Art District XIII, New Delhi, 2017. The artist has received AIFACS, All India Drawing Award; Emerging Artist of the Year by Glenfiddich and Best College Art Award; Special mention Award, SCZCC, Nagpur. The artist is currently represented by Anupa Mehta Arts & Advisory. read more ↓
Lines are everywhere..... Lines can make you wait.... Lines can hold you back.... Lines can set you free.... Lines can keep you together.... Lines can set you apart.... But eventually what matters are the lines that you leave behind... A point can be considered to be the inception of everything present in nature and its journeys are recorded by the trails it leaves behind: geometrically known as a Line. Therefore, a line proves to be an inevitable part of our existence. My practice revolves around balancing the nuances of white of the paper and black, that of the ink. Plotted, dotted and drawn, stitched, foiled and punctured, invariably on paper, the journey of a moving point traverses sometimes linearly, sometimes converging into others. I try to manifest the daily monotony of getting from one point to another through my line drawings by tracing the movement of a single point. It is a personal journey; perhaps the point represents me moving as I reflect on the city’s architecture, mentally deconstructing it into horizontals and verticals. Each piece reveals a harmonious order in the layering of maps, lines and angles — drawn on and threaded through the paper or just layered with paper on paper, resilient and tenuous all at once. There is no explanation to why a line was overlaid over another in the manner that it was. I have managed to abstract the cityscape to a form of minimal geometric purity that could be visually consumed in an instant.
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Born in 1981 in New Delhi, Chetnaa completed her Master’s degree in Painting from the College of Art in New Delhi. Her geometric abstractions are drawn largely from the landscape and architecture of her city : keen observations of the metropolis translated into an eloquent schematic of lines and markers. Initiated as symmetrical arrangements, Chetnaa’s work reveals the need to deconstruct the order she once sought, so as to build a new geometric logic that feeds her minimalist aesthetic. The artist has had three solo shows, and a special online solo presentation with Anupa Mehta Arts & Advisory on TAP & has participated in many exhibitions in India and around the world. She has been a part of Abstract Notations, online group show, curated by Jesal Thacker, Gallery Espace, New Delhi, 2020 ; All is Not Lost 20:20:20, group show curated by Saloni Doshi at Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai, 2020; A Walk Across Grids, an online group show, with Akara Art, Mumbai, 2020; Imprint : After, group show curated by Sitara Chowfla for the Pulp Society, New Delhi 2020; Artist in Residence at the India Art Fair 2020; Of Paper, group show at Gallery Art Motif, New Delhi, 2019; Breaking Ground, 1st Indian Ceramic Trienale, JKK, Jaipur, 2018; Papier, a group show at Art Positive Gallery, New Delhi, 2018; Everything Is Black & White, at Palette art Gallery, New Delhi , 2018; Condition Reports, group show, curated by Ranjit Hoskote, Art District XIII, New Delhi, 2017. The artist has received AIFACS, All India Drawing Award; Emerging Artist of the Year by Glenfiddich and Best College Art Award; Special mention Award, SCZCC, Nagpur. The artist is currently represented by Anupa Mehta Arts & Advisory. read more ↓
Lines are everywhere..... Lines can make you wait.... Lines can hold you back.... Lines can set you free.... Lines can keep you together.... Lines can set you apart.... But eventually what matters are the lines that you leave behind... A point can be considered to be the inception of everything present in nature and its journeys are recorded by the trails it leaves behind: geometrically known as a Line. Therefore, a line proves to be an inevitable part of our existence. My practice revolves around balancing the nuances of white of the paper and black, that of the ink. Plotted, dotted and drawn, stitched, foiled and punctured, invariably on paper, the journey of a moving point traverses sometimes linearly, sometimes converging into others. I try to manifest the daily monotony of getting from one point to another through my line drawings by tracing the movement of a single point. It is a personal journey; perhaps the point represents me moving as I reflect on the city’s architecture, mentally deconstructing it into horizontals and verticals. Each piece reveals a harmonious order in the layering of maps, lines and angles — drawn on and threaded through the paper or just layered with paper on paper, resilient and tenuous all at once. There is no explanation to why a line was overlaid over another in the manner that it was. I have managed to abstract the cityscape to a form of minimal geometric purity that could be visually consumed in an instant.
chetnaa Biography
Born in 1981 in New Delhi, Chetnaa completed her Master’s degree in Painting from the College of Art in New Delhi. Her geometric abstractions are drawn largely from the landscape and architecture of her city : keen observations of the metropolis translated into an eloquent schematic of lines and markers. Initiated as symmetrical arrangements, Chetnaa’s work reveals the need to deconstruct the order she once sought, so as to build a new geometric logic that feeds her minimalist aesthetic. The artist has had three solo shows, and a special online solo presentation with Anupa Mehta Arts & Advisory on TAP & has participated in many exhibitions in India and around the world. She has been a part of Abstract Notations, online group show, curated by Jesal Thacker, Gallery Espace, New Delhi, 2020 ; All is Not Lost 20:20:20, group show curated by Saloni Doshi at Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai, 2020; A Walk Across Grids, an online group show, with Akara Art, Mumbai, 2020; Imprint : After, group show curated by Sitara Chowfla for the Pulp Society, New Delhi 2020; Artist in Residence at the India Art Fair 2020; Of Paper, group show at Gallery Art Motif, New Delhi, 2019; Breaking Ground, 1st Indian Ceramic Trienale, JKK, Jaipur, 2018; Papier, a group show at Art Positive Gallery, New Delhi, 2018; Everything Is Black & White, at Palette art Gallery, New Delhi , 2018; Condition Reports, group show, curated by Ranjit Hoskote, Art District XIII, New Delhi, 2017. The artist has received AIFACS, All India Drawing Award; Emerging Artist of the Year by Glenfiddich and Best College Art Award; Special mention Award, SCZCC, Nagpur. The artist is currently represented by Anupa Mehta Arts & Advisory. read more ↓
Lines are everywhere..... Lines can make you wait.... Lines can hold you back.... Lines can set you free.... Lines can keep you together.... Lines can set you apart.... But eventually what matters are the lines that you leave behind... A point can be considered to be the inception of everything present in nature and its journeys are recorded by the trails it leaves behind: geometrically known as a Line. Therefore, a line proves to be an inevitable part of our existence. My practice revolves around balancing the nuances of white of the paper and black, that of the ink. Plotted, dotted and drawn, stitched, foiled and punctured, invariably on paper, the journey of a moving point traverses sometimes linearly, sometimes converging into others. I try to manifest the daily monotony of getting from one point to another through my line drawings by tracing the movement of a single point. It is a personal journey; perhaps the point represents me moving as I reflect on the city’s architecture, mentally deconstructing it into horizontals and verticals. Each piece reveals a harmonious order in the layering of maps, lines and angles — drawn on and threaded through the paper or just layered with paper on paper, resilient and tenuous all at once. There is no explanation to why a line was overlaid over another in the manner that it was. I have managed to abstract the cityscape to a form of minimal geometric purity that could be visually consumed in an instant.
chetnaa Biography
Born in 1981 in New Delhi, Chetnaa completed her Master’s degree in Painting from the College of Art in New Delhi. Her geometric abstractions are drawn largely from the landscape and architecture of her city : keen observations of the metropolis translated into an eloquent schematic of lines and markers. Initiated as symmetrical arrangements, Chetnaa’s work reveals the need to deconstruct the order she once sought, so as to build a new geometric logic that feeds her minimalist aesthetic. The artist has had three solo shows, and a special online solo presentation with Anupa Mehta Arts & Advisory on TAP & has participated in many exhibitions in India and around the world. She has been a part of Abstract Notations, online group show, curated by Jesal Thacker, Gallery Espace, New Delhi, 2020 ; All is Not Lost 20:20:20, group show curated by Saloni Doshi at Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai, 2020; A Walk Across Grids, an online group show, with Akara Art, Mumbai, 2020; Imprint : After, group show curated by Sitara Chowfla for the Pulp Society, New Delhi 2020; Artist in Residence at the India Art Fair 2020; Of Paper, group show at Gallery Art Motif, New Delhi, 2019; Breaking Ground, 1st Indian Ceramic Trienale, JKK, Jaipur, 2018; Papier, a group show at Art Positive Gallery, New Delhi, 2018; Everything Is Black & White, at Palette art Gallery, New Delhi , 2018; Condition Reports, group show, curated by Ranjit Hoskote, Art District XIII, New Delhi, 2017. The artist has received AIFACS, All India Drawing Award; Emerging Artist of the Year by Glenfiddich and Best College Art Award; Special mention Award, SCZCC, Nagpur. The artist is currently represented by Anupa Mehta Arts & Advisory. read more ↓
Lines are everywhere..... Lines can make you wait.... Lines can hold you back.... Lines can set you free.... Lines can keep you together.... Lines can set you apart.... But eventually what matters are the lines that you leave behind... A point can be considered to be the inception of everything present in nature and its journeys are recorded by the trails it leaves behind: geometrically known as a Line. Therefore, a line proves to be an inevitable part of our existence. My practice revolves around balancing the nuances of white of the paper and black, that of the ink. Plotted, dotted and drawn, stitched, foiled and punctured, invariably on paper, the journey of a moving point traverses sometimes linearly, sometimes converging into others. I try to manifest the daily monotony of getting from one point to another through my line drawings by tracing the movement of a single point. It is a personal journey; perhaps the point represents me moving as I reflect on the city’s architecture, mentally deconstructing it into horizontals and verticals. Each piece reveals a harmonious order in the layering of maps, lines and angles — drawn on and threaded through the paper or just layered with paper on paper, resilient and tenuous all at once. There is no explanation to why a line was overlaid over another in the manner that it was. I have managed to abstract the cityscape to a form of minimal geometric purity that could be visually consumed in an instant.
chetnaa Biography
Born in 1981 in New Delhi, Chetnaa completed her Master’s degree in Painting from the College of Art in New Delhi. Her geometric abstractions are drawn largely from the landscape and architecture of her city : keen observations of the metropolis translated into an eloquent schematic of lines and markers. Initiated as symmetrical arrangements, Chetnaa’s work reveals the need to deconstruct the order she once sought, so as to build a new geometric logic that feeds her minimalist aesthetic. The artist has had three solo shows, and a special online solo presentation with Anupa Mehta Arts & Advisory on TAP & has participated in many exhibitions in India and around the world. She has been a part of Abstract Notations, online group show, curated by Jesal Thacker, Gallery Espace, New Delhi, 2020 ; All is Not Lost 20:20:20, group show curated by Saloni Doshi at Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai, 2020; A Walk Across Grids, an online group show, with Akara Art, Mumbai, 2020; Imprint : After, group show curated by Sitara Chowfla for the Pulp Society, New Delhi 2020; Artist in Residence at the India Art Fair 2020; Of Paper, group show at Gallery Art Motif, New Delhi, 2019; Breaking Ground, 1st Indian Ceramic Trienale, JKK, Jaipur, 2018; Papier, a group show at Art Positive Gallery, New Delhi, 2018; Everything Is Black & White, at Palette art Gallery, New Delhi , 2018; Condition Reports, group show, curated by Ranjit Hoskote, Art District XIII, New Delhi, 2017. The artist has received AIFACS, All India Drawing Award; Emerging Artist of the Year by Glenfiddich and Best College Art Award; Special mention Award, SCZCC, Nagpur. The artist is currently represented by Anupa Mehta Arts & Advisory. read more ↓
Lines are everywhere..... Lines can make you wait.... Lines can hold you back.... Lines can set you free.... Lines can keep you together.... Lines can set you apart.... But eventually what matters are the lines that you leave behind... A point can be considered to be the inception of everything present in nature and its journeys are recorded by the trails it leaves behind: geometrically known as a Line. Therefore, a line proves to be an inevitable part of our existence. My practice revolves around balancing the nuances of white of the paper and black, that of the ink. Plotted, dotted and drawn, stitched, foiled and punctured, invariably on paper, the journey of a moving point traverses sometimes linearly, sometimes converging into others. I try to manifest the daily monotony of getting from one point to another through my line drawings by tracing the movement of a single point. It is a personal journey; perhaps the point represents me moving as I reflect on the city’s architecture, mentally deconstructing it into horizontals and verticals. Each piece reveals a harmonious order in the layering of maps, lines and angles — drawn on and threaded through the paper or just layered with paper on paper, resilient and tenuous all at once. There is no explanation to why a line was overlaid over another in the manner that it was. I have managed to abstract the cityscape to a form of minimal geometric purity that could be visually consumed in an instant.
chetnaa Biography
Born in 1981 in New Delhi, Chetnaa completed her Master’s degree in Painting from the College of Art in New Delhi. Her geometric abstractions are drawn largely from the landscape and architecture of her city : keen observations of the metropolis translated into an eloquent schematic of lines and markers. Initiated as symmetrical arrangements, Chetnaa’s work reveals the need to deconstruct the order she once sought, so as to build a new geometric logic that feeds her minimalist aesthetic. The artist has had three solo shows, and a special online solo presentation with Anupa Mehta Arts & Advisory on TAP & has participated in many exhibitions in India and around the world. She has been a part of Abstract Notations, online group show, curated by Jesal Thacker, Gallery Espace, New Delhi, 2020 ; All is Not Lost 20:20:20, group show curated by Saloni Doshi at Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai, 2020; A Walk Across Grids, an online group show, with Akara Art, Mumbai, 2020; Imprint : After, group show curated by Sitara Chowfla for the Pulp Society, New Delhi 2020; Artist in Residence at the India Art Fair 2020; Of Paper, group show at Gallery Art Motif, New Delhi, 2019; Breaking Ground, 1st Indian Ceramic Trienale, JKK, Jaipur, 2018; Papier, a group show at Art Positive Gallery, New Delhi, 2018; Everything Is Black & White, at Palette art Gallery, New Delhi , 2018; Condition Reports, group show, curated by Ranjit Hoskote, Art District XIII, New Delhi, 2017. The artist has received AIFACS, All India Drawing Award; Emerging Artist of the Year by Glenfiddich and Best College Art Award; Special mention Award, SCZCC, Nagpur. The artist is currently represented by Anupa Mehta Arts & Advisory. read more ↓
Lines are everywhere..... Lines can make you wait.... Lines can hold you back.... Lines can set you free.... Lines can keep you together.... Lines can set you apart.... But eventually what matters are the lines that you leave behind... A point can be considered to be the inception of everything present in nature and its journeys are recorded by the trails it leaves behind: geometrically known as a Line. Therefore, a line proves to be an inevitable part of our existence. My practice revolves around balancing the nuances of white of the paper and black, that of the ink. Plotted, dotted and drawn, stitched, foiled and punctured, invariably on paper, the journey of a moving point traverses sometimes linearly, sometimes converging into others. I try to manifest the daily monotony of getting from one point to another through my line drawings by tracing the movement of a single point. It is a personal journey; perhaps the point represents me moving as I reflect on the city’s architecture, mentally deconstructing it into horizontals and verticals. Each piece reveals a harmonious order in the layering of maps, lines and angles — drawn on and threaded through the paper or just layered with paper on paper, resilient and tenuous all at once. There is no explanation to why a line was overlaid over another in the manner that it was. I have managed to abstract the cityscape to a form of minimal geometric purity that could be visually consumed in an instant.
chetnaa Biography
Born in 1981 in New Delhi, Chetnaa completed her Master’s degree in Painting from the College of Art in New Delhi. Her geometric abstractions are drawn largely from the landscape and architecture of her city : keen observations of the metropolis translated into an eloquent schematic of lines and markers. Initiated as symmetrical arrangements, Chetnaa’s work reveals the need to deconstruct the order she once sought, so as to build a new geometric logic that feeds her minimalist aesthetic. The artist has had three solo shows, and a special online solo presentation with Anupa Mehta Arts & Advisory on TAP & has participated in many exhibitions in India and around the world. She has been a part of Abstract Notations, online group show, curated by Jesal Thacker, Gallery Espace, New Delhi, 2020 ; All is Not Lost 20:20:20, group show curated by Saloni Doshi at Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai, 2020; A Walk Across Grids, an online group show, with Akara Art, Mumbai, 2020; Imprint : After, group show curated by Sitara Chowfla for the Pulp Society, New Delhi 2020; Artist in Residence at the India Art Fair 2020; Of Paper, group show at Gallery Art Motif, New Delhi, 2019; Breaking Ground, 1st Indian Ceramic Trienale, JKK, Jaipur, 2018; Papier, a group show at Art Positive Gallery, New Delhi, 2018; Everything Is Black & White, at Palette art Gallery, New Delhi , 2018; Condition Reports, group show, curated by Ranjit Hoskote, Art District XIII, New Delhi, 2017. The artist has received AIFACS, All India Drawing Award; Emerging Artist of the Year by Glenfiddich and Best College Art Award; Special mention Award, SCZCC, Nagpur. The artist is currently represented by Anupa Mehta Arts & Advisory. read more ↓
Lines are everywhere..... Lines can make you wait.... Lines can hold you back.... Lines can set you free.... Lines can keep you together.... Lines can set you apart.... But eventually what matters are the lines that you leave behind... A point can be considered to be the inception of everything present in nature and its journeys are recorded by the trails it leaves behind: geometrically known as a Line. Therefore, a line proves to be an inevitable part of our existence. My practice revolves around balancing the nuances of white of the paper and black, that of the ink. Plotted, dotted and drawn, stitched, foiled and punctured, invariably on paper, the journey of a moving point traverses sometimes linearly, sometimes converging into others. I try to manifest the daily monotony of getting from one point to another through my line drawings by tracing the movement of a single point. It is a personal journey; perhaps the point represents me moving as I reflect on the city’s architecture, mentally deconstructing it into horizontals and verticals. Each piece reveals a harmonious order in the layering of maps, lines and angles — drawn on and threaded through the paper or just layered with paper on paper, resilient and tenuous all at once. There is no explanation to why a line was overlaid over another in the manner that it was. I have managed to abstract the cityscape to a form of minimal geometric purity that could be visually consumed in an instant.
chetnaa Biography
Born in 1981 in New Delhi, Chetnaa completed her Master’s degree in Painting from the College of Art in New Delhi. Her geometric abstractions are drawn largely from the landscape and architecture of her city : keen observations of the metropolis translated into an eloquent schematic of lines and markers. Initiated as symmetrical arrangements, Chetnaa’s work reveals the need to deconstruct the order she once sought, so as to build a new geometric logic that feeds her minimalist aesthetic. The artist has had three solo shows, and a special online solo presentation with Anupa Mehta Arts & Advisory on TAP & has participated in many exhibitions in India and around the world. She has been a part of Abstract Notations, online group show, curated by Jesal Thacker, Gallery Espace, New Delhi, 2020 ; All is Not Lost 20:20:20, group show curated by Saloni Doshi at Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai, 2020; A Walk Across Grids, an online group show, with Akara Art, Mumbai, 2020; Imprint : After, group show curated by Sitara Chowfla for the Pulp Society, New Delhi 2020; Artist in Residence at the India Art Fair 2020; Of Paper, group show at Gallery Art Motif, New Delhi, 2019; Breaking Ground, 1st Indian Ceramic Trienale, JKK, Jaipur, 2018; Papier, a group show at Art Positive Gallery, New Delhi, 2018; Everything Is Black & White, at Palette art Gallery, New Delhi , 2018; Condition Reports, group show, curated by Ranjit Hoskote, Art District XIII, New Delhi, 2017. The artist has received AIFACS, All India Drawing Award; Emerging Artist of the Year by Glenfiddich and Best College Art Award; Special mention Award, SCZCC, Nagpur. The artist is currently represented by Anupa Mehta Arts & Advisory. read more ↓
Lines are everywhere..... Lines can make you wait.... Lines can hold you back.... Lines can set you free.... Lines can keep you together.... Lines can set you apart.... But eventually what matters are the lines that you leave behind... A point can be considered to be the inception of everything present in nature and its journeys are recorded by the trails it leaves behind: geometrically known as a Line. Therefore, a line proves to be an inevitable part of our existence. My practice revolves around balancing the nuances of white of the paper and black, that of the ink. Plotted, dotted and drawn, stitched, foiled and punctured, invariably on paper, the journey of a moving point traverses sometimes linearly, sometimes converging into others. I try to manifest the daily monotony of getting from one point to another through my line drawings by tracing the movement of a single point. It is a personal journey; perhaps the point represents me moving as I reflect on the city’s architecture, mentally deconstructing it into horizontals and verticals. Each piece reveals a harmonious order in the layering of maps, lines and angles — drawn on and threaded through the paper or just layered with paper on paper, resilient and tenuous all at once. There is no explanation to why a line was overlaid over another in the manner that it was. I have managed to abstract the cityscape to a form of minimal geometric purity that could be visually consumed in an instant.
chetnaa Biography
Born in 1981 in New Delhi, Chetnaa completed her Master’s degree in Painting from the College of Art in New Delhi. Her geometric abstractions are drawn largely from the landscape and architecture of her city : keen observations of the metropolis translated into an eloquent schematic of lines and markers. Initiated as symmetrical arrangements, Chetnaa’s work reveals the need to deconstruct the order she once sought, so as to build a new geometric logic that feeds her minimalist aesthetic. The artist has had three solo shows, and a special online solo presentation with Anupa Mehta Arts & Advisory on TAP & has participated in many exhibitions in India and around the world. She has been a part of Abstract Notations, online group show, curated by Jesal Thacker, Gallery Espace, New Delhi, 2020 ; All is Not Lost 20:20:20, group show curated by Saloni Doshi at Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai, 2020; A Walk Across Grids, an online group show, with Akara Art, Mumbai, 2020; Imprint : After, group show curated by Sitara Chowfla for the Pulp Society, New Delhi 2020; Artist in Residence at the India Art Fair 2020; Of Paper, group show at Gallery Art Motif, New Delhi, 2019; Breaking Ground, 1st Indian Ceramic Trienale, JKK, Jaipur, 2018; Papier, a group show at Art Positive Gallery, New Delhi, 2018; Everything Is Black & White, at Palette art Gallery, New Delhi , 2018; Condition Reports, group show, curated by Ranjit Hoskote, Art District XIII, New Delhi, 2017. The artist has received AIFACS, All India Drawing Award; Emerging Artist of the Year by Glenfiddich and Best College Art Award; Special mention Award, SCZCC, Nagpur. The artist is currently represented by Anupa Mehta Arts & Advisory. read more ↓
Lines are everywhere..... Lines can make you wait.... Lines can hold you back.... Lines can set you free.... Lines can keep you together.... Lines can set you apart.... But eventually what matters are the lines that you leave behind... A point can be considered to be the inception of everything present in nature and its journeys are recorded by the trails it leaves behind: geometrically known as a Line. Therefore, a line proves to be an inevitable part of our existence. My practice revolves around balancing the nuances of white of the paper and black, that of the ink. Plotted, dotted and drawn, stitched, foiled and punctured, invariably on paper, the journey of a moving point traverses sometimes linearly, sometimes converging into others. I try to manifest the daily monotony of getting from one point to another through my line drawings by tracing the movement of a single point. It is a personal journey; perhaps the point represents me moving as I reflect on the city’s architecture, mentally deconstructing it into horizontals and verticals. Each piece reveals a harmonious order in the layering of maps, lines and angles — drawn on and threaded through the paper or just layered with paper on paper, resilient and tenuous all at once. There is no explanation to why a line was overlaid over another in the manner that it was. I have managed to abstract the cityscape to a form of minimal geometric purity that could be visually consumed in an instant.
chetnaa Biography
Born in 1981 in New Delhi, Chetnaa completed her Master’s degree in Painting from the College of Art in New Delhi. Her geometric abstractions are drawn largely from the landscape and architecture of her city : keen observations of the metropolis translated into an eloquent schematic of lines and markers. Initiated as symmetrical arrangements, Chetnaa’s work reveals the need to deconstruct the order she once sought, so as to build a new geometric logic that feeds her minimalist aesthetic. The artist has had three solo shows, and a special online solo presentation with Anupa Mehta Arts & Advisory on TAP & has participated in many exhibitions in India and around the world. She has been a part of Abstract Notations, online group show, curated by Jesal Thacker, Gallery Espace, New Delhi, 2020 ; All is Not Lost 20:20:20, group show curated by Saloni Doshi at Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai, 2020; A Walk Across Grids, an online group show, with Akara Art, Mumbai, 2020; Imprint : After, group show curated by Sitara Chowfla for the Pulp Society, New Delhi 2020; Artist in Residence at the India Art Fair 2020; Of Paper, group show at Gallery Art Motif, New Delhi, 2019; Breaking Ground, 1st Indian Ceramic Trienale, JKK, Jaipur, 2018; Papier, a group show at Art Positive Gallery, New Delhi, 2018; Everything Is Black & White, at Palette art Gallery, New Delhi , 2018; Condition Reports, group show, curated by Ranjit Hoskote, Art District XIII, New Delhi, 2017. The artist has received AIFACS, All India Drawing Award; Emerging Artist of the Year by Glenfiddich and Best College Art Award; Special mention Award, SCZCC, Nagpur. The artist is currently represented by Anupa Mehta Arts & Advisory. read more ↓
Lines are everywhere..... Lines can make you wait.... Lines can hold you back.... Lines can set you free.... Lines can keep you together.... Lines can set you apart.... But eventually what matters are the lines that you leave behind... A point can be considered to be the inception of everything present in nature and its journeys are recorded by the trails it leaves behind: geometrically known as a Line. Therefore, a line proves to be an inevitable part of our existence. My practice revolves around balancing the nuances of white of the paper and black, that of the ink. Plotted, dotted and drawn, stitched, foiled and punctured, invariably on paper, the journey of a moving point traverses sometimes linearly, sometimes converging into others. I try to manifest the daily monotony of getting from one point to another through my line drawings by tracing the movement of a single point. It is a personal journey; perhaps the point represents me moving as I reflect on the city’s architecture, mentally deconstructing it into horizontals and verticals. Each piece reveals a harmonious order in the layering of maps, lines and angles — drawn on and threaded through the paper or just layered with paper on paper, resilient and tenuous all at once. There is no explanation to why a line was overlaid over another in the manner that it was. I have managed to abstract the cityscape to a form of minimal geometric purity that could be visually consumed in an instant.
chetnaa Biography