Harmony of Smiles and Colors

As a student studying in an international school in Delhi, Mee faced tough times when her parents could not pay the school fees on time. Her father was adamant on providing us good English education inspite of his humble financial condition. Little did he know that it was equally tough for Mee to keep up[…]

The artwork made of memories/objects

#ProjectMemory is an ongoing artwork where we collect memory (in the form of objects) from common people and make an artwork combining all of them. Collecting objects has been a fascination for Jey (Jey Sushil) and fabrics are a favourite prop for Mee (Meenakshi J.) to do any artwork. These tow passions of Mee and[…]

The couple who fell in love through letters

It was a meeting which was rescheduled many times and a distance of around 40 kilometres took us more than a year to cover. Alka Kaushik, who came to know about Artologue through Facebook and Abhinav Singh invited us long back but since Alka is also a traveller, we couldn’t match a date to meet.[…]

I in Togetherness : week 25 to 32

‘I’ in Togetherness: A series of 52 photos in 52 weeks to understand the Journey of a couple together and as Individuals. The I in Togetherness. They are known as Jey couple together and as Mee and Jey individually. Here are the photos and Text from week 25 to 32 Week 25:  Clothes Jey Sushil:[…]

Why I paint T-shirts..?

An artist’s life is as nourishing at creative level as tough at financial level. As a result of this for an artist the desperation works at two levels: first is the urge to create what’s coming from their spirit. This spirit can be read as their mind or/ and heart. Artists are individualistic, free spirited[…]

I in Togetherness- Week 8 to 16

We are exploring ourselves everyday and want you to come with us on a journey. The journey called ‘I’ in Togetherness where MEE and JEY explores how they are growing as a couple. It’s a series of 52 photographs in 52 weeks exploring our lives and how we have impacted each other. Every Saturday a photo[…]

Art is not what you see, but what you make others see

We met Aayush during the exhibition of artologue named Art walle लोग. we came to know that he has been following our journey on Facebook. He promised to write about our Journey and he recently send this piece. Glad to share his write-up. Thanks Aayush. A long time ago, in a land where people believed[…]

The SAARC Fish in SAU

Hello! Am I talking to Meenakshi? Yes, speaking. This is Dr. Shweta and I am calling from South Asian University. we met in India Habitat Centre during your exhibition last year. Okay, You are Professor in SAU. Right? Yes and I am calling you regarding the artologue project. This was a phone call which Meenakshi[…]

Starry Hills with Fishes in Spring Halls

“Here comes the hippies……”. That was the welcoming comment we received when we entered Frank’s home in Gunehar, a village on the mountains of Himachal Pradesh, somewhere near the Bir-Billing, that is probably the only place in India where you can paraglide. We were not there to paraglide but to participate in the ongoing conceptual[…]

The Benares couple…

You may remember the story of the Benares couple. If not read it here. In short : few months back we were invited by someone in Benares. They got to know about us through Facebook. We met them and got to know their heart-wrenching love story. We are not going to narrate it again here[…]

The magical Touch…

Since we have asked families and people to write us back explaining how do they remember artologue. we have been getting messages through whatsapp, email, FB and on phone. This painting is made by zara recently. we stayed in zara’s house and did a wall painting in 2014. Zara’s mother and our lovely Shirley aunty[…]

सरोकारी है आर्टोलॉग का काम….

इस हफ्ते बिहार और झारखंड से अनुभव चिन्मय और बिदेशिया रंग उर्फ निराला जी का. जो समय उन्होंने बिताया आर्टोलॉग के साथ. पूर्णिया में आर्टोलॉग और जे दंपत्ति के साथ काम करना अनोखा अनुभव रहा. शुरु से लेकर अंत तक कई नई चीज़ों के बारे में जानने का मौका मिला. रंग को जानना, उससे बनने[…]

Artologue…Please come again

The summer sun is in rage….its hot all over the world. We wanted to travel more but the heat can kill us. for the next few months we have decided to take a break from motorcycle rides but we are still in touch with people who are inviting us and with those where we painted[…]

Quake to Colors…

Nagore village was nearly razed to dust in the 2001 earthquake in Gujarat, India. A primarily farmers’ village, within 15kms distance from Bhuj, this village had little to hold on to. All houses were down and barely any schools survived the quake. The village was thrown into an obscure darkness of poverty, illiteracy, unemployment and[…]

Opening more Openings…for art

Journey to Jaisalmer was a memorable ride. Fantastic broad roads, bright sun, deep blue clear sky and sandy soil occasionally dotted with mustered farms. Many a time Jey had to stop on road abruptly. No …there were no traffic lights but large herds of sheep, families of Neel Gai, pair of camels or peacocks were[…]

The Quiet Arty Family

In last few years, Jey has been talking to many people on Facebook. Many people invite us for the painting project and it is Jey’s task to talk to the hosts and decide about the stay. Our host in Bhuj was fixed through Facebook only. Actually our host Sanjay Thacker shared his photos from Rann[…]

Artist’s Profile : Meenakshi J.

During our Travels and exhibitions , people often asked for the profile of  Meenakshi, so here I am sharing my portfolio which includes my studio and community art works. Each image is a representation of different series of works done in recent few years. Some of them have been exhibited and some are sold. Rainbow[…]

Lodarwa: Red Sun & Orange moon

“Who all are there in your family?”, Meenakshi asked just before entering the house of our host Sumer in Lodrawa, Jaisalmer. “…..My parents, my two elder brothers, their wives and two nephews.” “Ok”. We rode 20 kms away from Jaisalmer city to reach this village. For these 20 kms we experience desert in true sense;[…]

The Elephant and the Specs…

Desert Safari was an idea fascinated us for many years. The invitation by a friend from Bhuj helped us in making the decision to take a trip from Delh to Bhuj via Rajasthan. With our new 500 cc Bullet Kesaria, we started the journey in which first stop was Jhunjhunu where we painted in a[…]

The Colorful Toilets….

A proposal to paint in tribal lands was like a dream call. Jey instantly agreed to accompany me as his heart lies in the hills and homes of tribals of Jharkhand. Love for tribal land is common between us. In fact the tribal life stories played a major role in bringing us together. For me[…]