The 7th Display in the Chelsea Cafe Project is a series of paintings by MA Fine Art student Ekta Aggarwal. Here she tells us about her work:
“My paintings comprise of simple hand drawn lines, wobbly and shaky, imperfect and full of mistakes. Inspired by doodles, they have a homemade look. Guided by my intuition I draw lines, put dots and make marks. Chance and control merge within the making of my painting.
My paintings are full of joy, humour and play. Simplicity and acceptance are of essence. My work is about the beauty of imperfection, the surprise of flaws and the adventure of mistakes. It talks about the resilience of human spirit, striving and failing as we move through this journey of life.”
About the artist
Ekta Aggarwal lives and works in London
2012-2013 MA Fine Art, Chelsea College of Art and Design, London
2011 Summer Study Abroad- Contemporary Fine Art Practice, Central Saint Martins, London
2011 100 Design Projects, Central Saint Martins, London
2010 – 2011 Certificate in Art Appreciation, National Museum Institute of History of Art, Conservation and Museology, Delhi
1995 – 1998 B.A. (Hons) Economics, Hindu College, Delhi University
2013 MA Interim Show, Chelsea College of Art and Design, London
2013 Chelsea Salon Series, South London Gallery, London
2005 5th Northern Region Art Competition, Camlin Art Foundation, Lalit Kala Akademi, Delhi
2004 Delhi State Competition, All India Fine Arts And Crafts Society, Delhi
2003 3rd Northern Region Art Competition, Camlin Art Foundation, Lalit Kala Akademi, Delhi
About the project
The Cafe Project is a series of displays of work by students and staff from Chelsea College of Art and Design. These changing displays are a chance to see some of the talent here at Chelsea from across a diverse range of disciplines. The series is curated in collaboration with CHELSEA space (opposite) as part of the CHELSEA public programme.
For more information please contact email@example.com or in person at CHELSEA space.