Taking inspiration from conventional Lost/Found and Missing posters, Antra created a series of 14 screenprinted posters called The Lost&Found that intend to visually activate the space by introducing whimsical ideas that have been lost or found. As opposed to lost objects and missing beings, the posters contain ideas that recur in our everyday conversations except that they are infused with some whimsy this time. These posters can be found inside the Cubbon Park metro station and neighbouring areas of M.G.Road.
Driven by impulse, Antra believes in the incredible power of images to transform a space and the mood it inhabits. As a graphic artist, she is influenced by what she sees around her, which often feeds into her work. She likes to work with multiplicity and variety, and draw things that are visually complex and form dense compositions. A colour enthusiast, she likes to create impact with her work.
Her initial visits to the metro station informed Antra about the depersonalized nature of the commuters’ engagement with the space. She started seeing public spaces and everything that exists inside them through the lens of surface – these surfaces, which have immense potential to carry imagery and draw the attention of the public as they form a part of their everyday life, come with the incredible gift of visibility. She decided to utilize these surfaces to increase the interaction of public with these spaces by evoking their curiosity and creating a buzz.