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Purvai Rai

Purvai Rai

Purvai Rai, born in 1994, completed her Bachelor’s degree from Srishti Institute for Art, Design and Technology, Bangalore (2017). She is a graphic designer, textile designer and multimedia artist, she works with natural materials like jute, cotton, and yarn which acts as a medium of storytelling in her artwork. As our patterns of consumption have altered to fit with the neo-liberal logic of excess, Rai laments its implied loss. She is particularly interested in the tactility of natural fabric, and how in the recesses of its weaves reside familial and generational memory, waiting to be inherited as clothes are passed on from parent to child. She believes that much like a photograph, a piece of fabric also captures the essence of many moments in our life. Her shows include Abstract Notations curated by Jesal Thacker at Gallery Espace (2020), All is not lost curated by Saloni Doshi at Sakshi Gallery (2020), What is contemporary curated by Anushka Rajendran at Art Alive Gallery (2019), Art Now curated by Sunaina Anand at Lalit Kala Academy (2019). She was also a part of India Art Fair, New Delhi 2020. The artist lives and works in New Delhi, India.

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  1. Draping Peaks
    Draping Peaks
    Purvai Rai

    Painting | Cms : 114.3 x 83.82 | Inches : 45 x 33
    Acrylic on Jute

  2. Magnetic Fabric 2
    Magnetic Fabric 2
    Purvai Rai

    Painting | Cms : 114.3 x 83.82 | Inches : 45 x 33
    Acrylic on Jute

  3. Magnetic Fabric 3
    Magnetic Fabric 3
    Purvai Rai

    Painting | Cms : 114.3 x 83.82 | Inches : 45 x 33
    Acrylic and Thread on Jute

  4. Fabric Scapes
    Fabric Scapes
    Purvai Rai

    Photograph | Cms : 76.2 x 147.32 | Inches : 30 x 58
    Fabric and Photograph on Archival Paper

  5. Fabric Scapes
    Fabric Scapes
    Purvai Rai

    Painting | Cms : 116.84 x 86.36 | Inches : 46 x 34
    Acrylic on Jute

  6. The Path Finder
    The Path Finder
    Purvai Rai

    Painting | Cms : 152.4 x 91.44 | Inches : 60 x 36
    Jute, Yarn and Cotton Warp

  7. One Up One Down
    One Up One Down
    Purvai Rai

    Painting | Cms : 50.8 x 76.2 | Inches : 20 x 30
    Cotton on Rice Paper

  8. One Up One Down
    One Up One Down
    Purvai Rai

    Painting | Cms : 50.8 x 77.47 | Inches : 20 x 30.5
    Cotton on Rice Paper

  9. One Up One Down
    One Up One Down
    Purvai Rai

    Painting | Cms : 50.8 x 76.2 | Inches : 20 x 30
    Cotton on Rice Paper

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