HARI & DEEPTI

Hari & Deepti’s work is a Pandora box full of stories and imagination that they bring to life through their intricate paper cut light boxes and paper clay sculptures. They have always been drawn towards the imaginative aspect of story telling. Stories have so many shades and depth in them, and paper as a medium has the exact qualities to reflect and interpret them. They believe that “Paper is brutal in its simplicity as a medium. It demands the attention of the artist while it provides the softness they need to mold it in to something beautiful. It is playful, light, colorless and colorful. It is minimal and intricate. It reflects light, creates depth and illusions in a way that it takes the artist through a journey with limitless possibilities.”

They started experimenting with paper cut shadow boxes in 2010 with hand painted watercolor paper which was then cut and assembled in a wooden box to create a diorama, with years of practice their art became more intricate and minimal at the same time. They started experimenting with lights and simplified their pieces by losing the colored aspect of the paper. They have since then evolved to add their own style of paper cut art incorporating back-lit light boxes using flexible LED strip lights.

“What amazes us about the paper cut light boxes is the dichotomy of the piece in its lit and unlit state, the contrast is so stark that it has this mystical effect on the viewers.”

Hari Panicker (b.1980) is a trained graphic designer and illustrator. He was born and raised in Mumbai, India where he was the senior designer for MTV Networks India and has designed for brands like MTV India, VH1 India, Nickelodeon and Comedy Central. Apart from designing for these brands, he is also an established illustrator and has designed album covers for musicians like Dualist Inquiry and has been invited to design a cover for Rolling Stone India for their annual – Art as Cover Edition. He loves to collect and customize vinyl toys, is obsessed with drawing monsters, loves to screen print and secretly aspires to be in space some day. He fell in love with paper cutting art after seeing Balinese shadow puppets and has since been experimenting with paper and light.

Deepti Nair (b. 1981) is a certified geek and is usually seen designing complex systems for a leading Telecom company as an Interaction Designer. “My day job helps me keep sane and makes me appreciate the time and opportunity I get to create art a lot more” says Deepti. She is a trained artist and prefers staying away from the computer to create or assist in her art. She believes that art has to be felt and experienced. She specializes in working with paper cuts, acrylic and loves sculpting with clay.
India

AVAILABLE ARTWORK

Commissions available
Pieces are framed in 2-4 inch deep white frames unless otherwise noted.
Additional photos available on request
Payment plans available

TALES OF THE MIST
Media: Hand cut paper inside a white light-box illuminated with LED. Piece hangs on wall and is powered with rechargeable battery pack.
Size: 16 x 20 x 4 Inches
Year: 2014
Price: $2500
Availability: Inquire

RIVER OF HOPE
Media: Hand cut paper inside a white shadowbox illuminated with LED. Piece hangs on wall or sits on shelf and is powered with rechargeable battery pack.
Size: 8 x 10 x 4 Inches
Year: 2015
Price: $2500
Availability: Inquire

KITSUNE
Media: Hand cut paper inside a white shadowbox illuminated with LED. Piece hangs on wall or sits on shelf and is powered with rechargeable battery pack.
Size: 8 x 10 x 4 Inches
Year: 2015
Price: $2500
Availability: Inquire

RIDING THE WAVE
Media: Hand cut paper inside a white shadowbox illuminated with LED. Piece hangs on wall or sits on shelf and is powered with rechargeable battery pack.
Size: 8 x 10 x 4 Inches
Year: 2015
Price: $2500
Availability: Inquire

IN THE BELLY OF THE BEAST
Media: Hand cut paper inside a white shadowbox illuminated with LED. Piece hangs on wall or sits on shelf and is powered with rechargeable battery pack.
Size: 16 x 20 x 4 Inches – 12 Inch diameter view
Year: 2016
Price: $2500
Availability: Inquire

WHEN THE DUST SETTLES
Media: Hand cut paper inside a white shadowbox illuminated with LED. Piece hangs on wall or sits on shelf and is powered with rechargeable battery pack.
Size: 24 x 30 x 4 Inches
Year: 2013
Price: $3000
Availability: Inquire

POOL OF RADIANCE
Media: Hand cut paper inside a white shadowbox illuminated with LED. Piece hangs on wall or sits on shelf and is powered with rechargeable battery pack.
Size: 12 x 16 x 4 Inches
Year: 2015
Price: $2500
Availability: SOLD

ETHEREAL BEING 2
Media: Hand cut paper inside a white shadowbox illuminated with LED. Piece hangs on wall or sits on shelf and is powered with rechargeable battery pack.
Size: 8 x 10 x 4 Inches
Year: 2015
Price: $2500
Availability: SOLD

AURA THE SPIRIT TREE
Media: Hand cut paper inside a white shadowbox illuminated with LED. Piece hangs on wall or sits on shelf and is powered with rechargeable battery pack.
Size: 8 x 10 x 4 Inches
Year: 2015
Price: $2500
Availability: SOLD

JOURNEY TO THE DEEP
Media: Hand cut paper inside a white shadowbox illuminated with LED. Piece hangs on wall or sits on shelf and is powered with rechargeable battery pack.
Size: 8 x 10 x 4 Inches
Year: 2015
Price: $2500
Availability: SOLD

TRANQUILITY
Media: Hand cut paper inside a white shadowbox illuminated with LED. Piece hangs on wall or sits on shelf and is powered with rechargeable battery pack.
Size: 12 x 16 x 4 Inches
Year: 2015
Price: $3000
Availability: SOLD