Keeping in mind the underground station at Cubbon Park, there is a clear space of transition from outside to the inside. Commuters are distanced from sounds, odors, and sights of the world above. Looking at ones relationship with these public spaces, my objective is to simulate an experience of the outside while being in an enclosed space, and to create a platform for play.
Nitya Bala’s practice is largely focused on still life photography, illustration and two-dimensional image based work. Through the years she has explored traditional areas of image making, using alternative printing techniques, film and analogue photography. Her primary area of focus within her work is the domestic; giving life to the objects and spaces we surround ourselves with, and creating new contexts for the same. Being a visual person, her work explores bold forms, colors, contrast and white space, allowing for it be active and yet minimal.