Srinivas Surti

I work with visual motifs originally associated with Romanticism and Modernism which now appear in forms of commercial display, packaging and spatial design.

Recent projects have focused on the use of the picturesque within advertising and the built environment as a backdrop to signify ideas of style, purity or exoticism. By combining sources from different cultural and historical contexts, these tropes of visual consumption are re-framed to consider the idea of the poetic-image as an articulation of pluralism. Drawing and the process of translation between image and object or digital and material plays an integral role within this. My current work uses abstraction and the improvisational nature of collage as a method to develop ideas through painted reliefs, print media and sculpture.