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account Kanchana
Kanchana
Baden Wuttermberg, Germany
CommonTime user since Apr 2021
starVerified CommonTime Artist
circle15+ Years Experience
circleIntermediate
languageEnglish
languageGerman
languageHindi
languageMarathi
languageTamil
Artist Statement
The term “form follows function” strongly resonates with me as an architect. This deceptively simple statement is an exercise that requires constant balancing between aesthetics and end-user requirements. The intensive 5 years of my architecture studies and 17 years of work experience has conditioned the mind to follow a pattern. We admire the lofty skyscrapers and sprawling complexes, the technological advances in construction but turn to the classics for timeless beauty. The lockdown and time on my hands lead me to picking up my hobby in earnest. In the beginning, I started by combining symbols familiar to the InIndian culture with abstracts. Reading about famous Indian folk arts like Madhubani/Mithila and Kalamkari and experiments with these styles satisfied the need for a new color-rich perspective. Specifically, the Kachini style of Madhubani with the emphasis on fine line work and fewer colors has captured my interest. My love for architectural built forms and Indian folk art collaborates in my current set of artworks. Most of my works have a pastel color wash and fine penwork. Some have bold backgrounds to stand out. The use of mixed media enables me to express my perception of the influence of art on architecture.
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Artist Profession and Specialisations
Painting
Acrylic, Watercolor
Architecture
Contemporary Architecture, Design Development
Session Formats and Fees
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A short introductory session with the artist to help you decide if they are a good fit you and your learners. This session type can also be used to familiarise yourself with our session interface.
10 minutes | Free
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A private lesson with the artist to learn the technique of a craft. Suggested class size: 1 to 2 students.
30 minutes | $45
60 minutes | $75
Visiting Artist Classroom arrow arrow
An opportunity for a group of students to work with the artist. Sessions can be booked in a continuous block of time or can be separated into shorter time blocks that add up to the chosen length. Suggested class size: up to 20 students in a physical classroom with a smartboard or up to 8 students fully online.
2 hours | $195
3 hours | $230
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