Kkinal Rames Patel
Kkinal Rames Patel was born in Surat, Gujarat, in 1996. She mostly works with Painting and Printmaking. She did her Bachelor’s in Painting from Surat School of Fine Arts in 2018. Presently she is completing her Master’s in Printmaking from MSU of Baroda. She is also studying Music (Vocal) from Akhil Bhartiya Gandharva Vishwavidyalya Mandal. She is the recipient of the First Prize in Graphics at the International Art Exhibition organized by the Progressive Visual Arts Centre, held in Pune in 2020. She has participated in Young Printmakers’ Online workshop organized by Thappa Printmakers Group, in 2020 and a Lithography workshop at Litholekha Studio in 2019. She has exhibited her works at the 9th annual Display at Veer Narmad South Gujarat Univeristy, Surat in 2018 and a Group show titled ‘Sateh’ at the Gallery of the Faculty of Fine Arts, MSU of Baroda in 2020.
Kkinal’s work is rooted in her day-to-day activities and in circumstances that she faces regularly. She portrays perceptions of her reality – it is about the multiple dimensions of a minimal lifestyle. She often works with an attitude that one might call the ‘What if?’ mentality. A lot of her works also deal with an eagerness to express her personal realisations, an intimacy and a bond that she shares with herself. There is certain lucidity in her work that she tries to highlight under a dramatic, natural light.
She maintains a personal journal, which marks the beginning of her process. Writings from her journal help her express feelings through her work. She also uses photography and plays with layouts as part of the art-making process.
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