With anamorphic art along the stairs, Prateek Vatash’s work focuses on the idea of shifting perspectives through a visual experience. While in one way functioning as a visual spectacle with its play of colours and lines, in another way the piece creates an opportunity for interaction, with his viewers having to shift their position in order to interact with the image created. Prateek’s piece on the stairs currently stands as a vibrant four-colour wave that climbs its way up the stairs to the platform. Prateek has created an anamorphic illusion on the stairway at Peenya.
A skilled graphic artist and designer with a distinctive style, Prateek Vatash’s work ranges from typography to publication design to illustration. With a striking visual language that plays with bold neon colour palettes and strong, clean lines and forms, he creates dynamic and engaging visual compositions. His work effortlessly combines several forms such as clean vector art, 3D elements, digital typography, photography, graphic patterns and optical illusions, found media and handwritten type. Thematically, his work ranges from the whimsical to the abstract, weaving in elements that evidence his interest in the occult and in semiotics.
Working around basic ideas of transition and change, he began exploring images that could change and shift based on a viewer’s position relative to the stairs, making the piece an interactive one. After testing out the effectiveness of spray paints on the granite steps, he realized he could expand his iterations to include solid forms instead of just lines, eventually settling upon a flowing form that curved its way up the stairs. Using tape to mark off his image’s boundaries and with two coats of paint, Prateek’s piece on the stairs currently stands as a vibrant four-colour wave that climbs its way up the stairs to the platform.