I make drawings on paper. And my urge is to make drawings in space too. I prefer to work with spaces and things around me. I am interested in subverting mundane spaces and adding a new perception to them.I always talk about simple philosophy and psychology. Parallel to physical spaces I also think of mental spaces. This contains psychological states and situations.
The concept of time and space have always been intriguing for me. The work provoked thinking about spatial subjectivity.
combination of Subjective and objective reality is always interests me.
These works are to communicate with the viewer, through subtle changes. Everyday spaces do not speak loudly.
I want to question perception, identity and psychic situations like attitude, memory, fear, change. Working in both scale and in a dairy form as well as in actual space, my effort is to decode and transform each type of space. Which will be basic to play around with topology.
Assessing the characteristics of the place or certain object or a thing, I want to deal with perception. Alteration, transformation and distortion will create these psychological states in actual physical space
–Teja Gavankar, sourced from the artists website.
Teja completed her Diploma in Fine Art from L.S.Raheja School of Art, Mumbai, India (2006), she also pursued Diploma in Art Education from Sir J.J. School of Art, Mumbai, India (2008), she then completed her M. F. A in Painting from M. S. University, Baroda (2014). Teja has participated in various group shows, some of them were at Kamalnayan Bajaj Art Gallery, Mumbai, India. (2006), Art Society of India Exhibition, Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai (2006), Bombay Art Society Exhibition, Jehangir art gallery, Mumbai (2007), 54th Venice Biennial Sessions, Italy (2011), Venice Architecture Biennial, Italy (2018), Art Centrix Gallery, Delhi (2019) amongst many others. Teja has worked at TIFR (Tata Institute of Fundamental Research) (2009). Teja has been awarded Nasreen Mohamedi award in M.V.A Display, M.S.U. Baroda (2014), Khoj peers share’ program, Khoj international artist association, Delhi(2014), The Darling Foundry, Montreal, Canada (2014), Kochi Biennial Foundation, Vertical artist center, Laval, Canada (2015) and many more.