Posts Tagged ‘monsters’

Artist of the moment…….Hari Panicker and Deepti Nair



Hari Panicker and Deepti Nair are a young artistic duo from India who are renown for their work with cut paper and lightboxes.

Hari Panicker was born in Mumbai, India in the year 1980. He studied graphic design and illustration in college and has worked in the industry as an album designer. Paniker was also in management for MTV networks of India.

The artist enjoys drawing and creating monsters.

Panicker is inspired by Balinese shadow puppets.

Below we take a closer look at one of the duo’s signature lightboxes:

Deepti Nair was also born in India in the year 1981. Nair enjoys working with papercuts and clay. She works in the technology industry as an interaction designer. Since she works with technology so much with her day job she prefers to do without when she is creating art.

The duo have been creating their lightboxes since 2010.

This creative team is now based out of Black Book Gallery looked in downtown Denver. This is an awesome gallery to view many of the artists listed here such as Ben Eine and ROA.

Price range information: Most original works are priced $2,000 to $5,000.

These are remarkable works of art made from paper. I am so impressed with the feeling and emotion of the scene the viewer gets when the piece is turned on. They are lit from behind with a L.E.D. light.


Artist of the moment…..David Ruben Piqtoukun

David Ruben Piqtoukun is another master Inuit carver born in Paulatuk, Nunavet Territory, Canada in the year 1950. Piqtoukun creates art that I find blend of maori or african art and of course the traditional Inuit themes like a Shaman transforming into another creature.

Piqtoukun is renown as a sculptor but in the past has experimented with printmaking.

In 2000 was appointed to the Sculptors Guild of Canada.

Price range info: Works range from $500 to $11,000.

For me I love this type of work the most from Piqtoukun. Its a true mixture of man and beast, the beast in this case is a musk ox.

I love his mask work the most. Sometimes the artist splits the head into two different expressions.

Piqtoukun’s subjects often include birds.

David Ruben Piqtoukun has appeared in exhibitions at the National Gallery of Canada.

Another shaman work, Searching for Sedna (the goddess of the sea.) A mixture of man and sea!

And a wonderful sea monster created by the artist!

No more info on this artist but more Inuit art coming soon!