Abhishek Chakraborty

Maharaja Sayajirao University, Vadodara

Decay. 2020. Watercolour on paper. 11” x 14”

I am deeply interested in studying historical architecture and amazed by the grandeur of its multi-layered facades, ornate arches and monumental pillars. I consider it a living entity rather than a mere concrete mass. It possesses a mind and a body, which breathes and endures continuous changes. Thus it is very intriguing to observe the resemblance between elements in architecture and the parts of a human body. The dreary, perishable state of bygone architectural ruins have similarities with the old, decaying state of the human body and this work aims to establish an amalgamation of both.