The Malleability of All Things Solid Note Book Series, by M. Pravat

Lives are shaped by the built environments that we inhabit. And as much as humans occupy architectural spaces, architecture also occupies a unique place in human sensibilities. Images and materials are central to the idea of space and form. This work explores the reconfiguring of images and materials towards imagining newer ideas of space.

The Space of Architecture is a project that delves into architect’s notebooks, elevations, plans, blueprints, and collages. Architects and planners depend excessively on drawings to conceptualise space. This work mimics the process of drawing. In many ways, the work interrogates the process of producing architecture through reprocessing the drawings.

Special Credits: 1X1 Art Gallery, Dubai

M. Pravat completed his Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in painting from the Faculty of Fine Arts at M.S. University, Baroda, in 2002 and 2004 respectively. Pravat has participated in several solo and group exhibitions. Some of these include ‘In- Depth’, New Delhi, in 2007; ‘Team Unteamed-11’, New Delhi, in 2007; ‘Instilling Life’ at Hacienda Art Gallery, Mumbai, in 2007; ‘Art and Soul’, Mumbai, in 2007; ‘Theatre of the Absurd’, New Delhi, in 2006; ‘Full Circle’ organized by Art Konsult at Rabindra Bhavan, New Delhi, in 2006; ‘Transgress’ at Priyasi Gallery of Contemporary Art, Mumbai, in 2005; ‘Generation To and Fro’ at Kaleidoscope Art Gallery, Baroda, in 2005; and ‘Positive Vision’ at the Faculty of Fine Arts, M.S. University, Baroda, in 2003.