Purvai Rai
Trailing Threads (Grey Scale)
Year: 2018
Medium: Thread Wrapping on Wooden and Steel Frame
Size: 68 X 29.5 Inches
Edition: Unique
Image Courtesy: Purvai Rai
Image Copyright: Purvai Rai

Artwork Description

Purvai Rai is a graphic designer, textile designer and multimedia artist whose work revolves around stories, memories, and identity; social inclusion is driven practice. She works with natural materials like jute, cotton, and yarn which acts as a medium of storytelling in her artwork, as layers of fibers uncover personal narratives that hoard with the passing of time. She believes that much like a photograph, a piece of fabric also captures the essence of many moments in our life. For her clothing is a significant element that we use to express our personal, cultural, social and historical beliefs. Her work ranges from publication design, fine art, collaging, and textile art. As a graduate student, she has explored different forms of visual arts and continues to do so in all her works.

This artwork description has been sourced from Art Alive Gallery.

About Artist

I am an information and graphic designer, textile designer and a multimedia artist. My work ranges from publication design, fine art, collaging, and textile art, which comes to life from context-based research and social inclusion.
I graduated from Srishti Institute for Art, Design, and Technology in 2017 with a major in Information Art and Information Design Practices.
In 2015, I co-founded a photography magazine; Creative Image Magazine, which was dedicated towards building a network between the artists, artworks, and viewers on varying subjects by bridging the gap between experts and non-experts.
I have been closely working with different communities, particularly with children and artisans, to share their stories using different mediums and create contemporary products as an outreach program.
In 2018, I founded a startup, ArtCurate, that focuses on the creative and cultural industry to safeguard creative practices and expressions. In 2019 Lakshmi Narayanan joined my venture as a co-founder.
Along with ArtCurate as my main focus, I continue to explore different mediums in all my artworks that revolve around textiles encapsulating different layers of stories, memories, and identity.

I am currently represented as an artist by Art Alive Gallery based out of Delhi.

This artist bio has been sourced from the artists website.

Trailing Threads (Grey Scale)
Trailing Threads (Grey Scale)
  • Dimensions
    68 X 29.5 Inches