Aanchal Malhotra

new delhi/ montréal
printmaking. photography. poetry. syntax. banality.

www.aanchalmalhotra.com
www.thehiatusproject.tumblr.com

some proofs and tests, and some final editions from the series, ’In Praise of Shadows (after Jun’ichiro Tanizaki)’

violence and fragilité- centre d’exposition, val david 

violence and fragilité- centre d’exposition, val david 

the sweet life in black and white 

atelier de l’ile got a big donation of supplies!

those dirty hands, those tools of the trade

process shots 

the beautiful and miscellaneous textures of printmaking 

plate no. 2 from the series ‘In Praise of Shadows (after Jun’ichiro Tanizaki)’

"Portrait of an artist in stripes"

"Portrait of an artist in stripes"

the time in between

The way I see it, being an artist is something you can never lose. You might not always be able to make art, but the aesthetics and feeling of being an artist stay with you forever. The nuances of seeing the world differently, the need to express ones self creatively and the introspective nature in way we live our lives stays with us, long after we cease to be in a studio. 

Etching, engraving, mezzotint, printmaking…. It has been nearly a year since I have been in a printshop, since my hands have touched ink or rollers or tarletan, and yet nothing is lost. It has stayed with me, I have retained it entirely. I fall back into it seamlessly- the time it takes to etch a plate, the viscosity of ink, wetness of paper, the fineness of rosin, the texture of aquatint, the knowledge for tonality and shade, the feel of an emboss, the smell of a fresh print. It has stayed with me. 

plate no. 1 from the series ‘In Praise of Shadows (after Jun’ichiro Tanizaki)’

I am staying at this adorable house for the duration of my residency at Atelier de L’Ile in Val David. Reminds me only of summer. 

everyday hues