I in Togetherness- Week 33-42

I in Togetherness: journey of a couple in 52 weeks as couple and as individuals. Week 33 Theme: Gods Jey Sushil : Though Mee and Jey are not religious as such but they have their own favourite gods, their own likings for Gods. Jey is fond of Hanuman since his childhood, though he had a brush[…]

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.[…]

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[…]

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[…]

I in Togetherness

 It’s not easy travelling everyday and as you know one has to earn for a living. We are not travelling doesn’t mean we are not thinking about art and travel.  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[…]

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[…]

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;[…]

30 days..50 ft of canvas and 100 stories…

October is a good month…actually a great month, we have heard always in the poems, stories, in talks by people but this year it proved to be really great for Artologue. Artolouge had its first exhibition in India Habitat Centre for a month exhibiting the murals, objects and painted with more than 1500 people. we[…]

The tears….emotions….and the exhibit…

India Habitat Centre gives an open space where we have displayed the digital prints of murals we have done and objects collected from various homes. In last 20 days more than 500 people have painted on this canvas making whatever they wanted to make. 25 ft canvas have been painted fully and we had to[…]

Art Walle लोग

Amidst anxieties, last minute confusions, surprising changes in plan and chaos, the exhibition ART Walle LoG finally opened for public to view and participate. This exhibition brings together our experience of painting 45 murals with families, schools and communities in 17 states over nearly 3 years at one place. Thanks to Dr. Alka Pande who[…]

Art on flying chairs…

They were on wheel chairs but they had wings to fly. We had colors and we were ready to fly with them. We flew with colors and wheels for the whole day. on our journey butterflies came with us and we spread colors on the walls of the home they live. They were a bunch[…]

Marriage and painting : a new experience

Creating a painting for others and marrying a daughter feels alike. Once back from the 45 days Bihar Jharkhand Artologue trip, we had a hard time coping with the fact that we will perhaps never see the paintings we did during the trip. We and especially Meenakshi spent hours going through the same photographs from[…]