There’s something therapeutic about staring out a window. It’s comforting and cathartic in equal measure — whether or not one is seated overlooking a busy road or in a practice watching the world flash previous. And whereas most of us would agree with RL Stevenson’s, “every a glimpse and gone endlessly” mind-set, Vivek Mathew has tried to make these moments dwell on along with his work.
The Bengaluru-based photographer who has been capturing life as he is aware of it by means of his lens for 18 years now, says the images within the Gaze of Silence collection, “have been shot by means of glass in numerous kinds and locations.”
“These pictures have been taken at completely different areas reminiscent of bus stops and cafes,” says Vivek, including that some have been from the interiors of Bengaluru’s iconic Indian Espresso Home on Church Avenue.
Captured over the previous 12 months, Vivek says the 24 photographs on this collection, “have a really painterly really feel”. “Shot by means of stained glass, window panes and glass sheet, and beneath various mild circumstances, they provide out a nostalgic really feel. That is particularly noticeable within the photographs taken throughout the rain — they’ve a ‘behind-the-glass’ vibe to them,” he provides.
Vivek who handed out of The Gentle and Life Academy in Ooty, covers a variety of topics reminiscent of structure, nature and folks, along with his work. “I am going with a clean thoughts once I step out with my digital camera to take photos,” he says.
Very like most artists, Vivek too, doesn’t title his work, as he believes every viewer ought to see these pictures as they might a murals. “Since every individual has a unique standpoint, they might interpret it in their very own approach. Why ought to I drive my perspective on them by naming a chunk? A picture that evokes happiness in a single, might trigger gloom in one other. It’s at all times higher for viewers to narrate to a piece from a private place.”
The restricted version prints which are a part of the Gaze of Silence collection are on sale; different works by Vivek may be seen at www.behance.web/vivekmathew.
Gaze of Silence, a solo exhibition by superb artwork photographer Vivek Mathew, will likely be on show at Reves Artwork Gallery, Jayanagar, until February 18.