Tippy Tippy Tap Tap, a paper origami art installation inspired by Smrita’s childhood game. The game is played to figure out one’s luck.
With this meticulous hand-built art installation she wants to unwind the truth. Truth that success in life comes from hard work, not just wishful thinking.
India is full of many different religious practices. Most people depend upon God, or wait for a divine message, to define the course of their lives. Smrita wants this art installation, which is fun, accessible, and colorful, to be a reflection of her own life. A life she has built on hard work, not luck.
London International Creative HONORARY MENTION, January 2016
Creating Durga is Smrita’s first photography-based journal published by Surmrit Gallery of Art and Design.
It's perfect for anyone who wishes to know the history of one of the most important festivals in India. It is a unique and exceptionally intelligent work. Smrita brings a fresh and profound perspective into the sociology of and lives of the artists through words and photography.
It will warm the hearts of casual readers and enthusiast photographers alike. Creating Durga is a beautiful amalgamation of literature and art, weaving together events and stories like a garland. Its pictorial graffiti presents a feast for the eyes, bringing to life a vivid world of artisan makers.
Colours of my Life, 22X30 inches, May 2014, Mixed Media
Life is a set of millions of experiences, all juxtaposed to create an illusion and sensation of happiness and sadness. “Colours of My Life”, is 1/1 edition from a series of more than 25 paintings created by Smrita titled, “Broken”. The series depicts Smrita's life experiences–shattering moments that created an unforgivable hole. At the center lies an illusion of breakdown or coming together. The unease and the tension between the forms is Smrita’s representation of life. An asymmetrical, yet rhythmic, flow of colors and movement forms into pieces, leaving a gap in the middle. This theme has become Smrita’s patent and signature style, especially when working with Tempera pigment.
Colours of my Life (detail)
The Royal Blue Butterfly, May 2013
The Petit Pink Duck, May 2013
Ateem Typeface is a Hindi typeface designed by Smrita.
This is an independent project exploring her native language, which she started at Pratt Institute in 2009. It is ever evolving into beautiful graphics, forms and structures.
Using 3D concepts, Smrita created a series of posters with graphics that articulate the structure of the forms.
She emphasizes the spaces and the counter spaces, using silk-screening as part of the execution.
Soon to be released, Fat Free Samosa, is Smrita’s second book using photography and graffiti art.
Smrita presents her life as an Indian living and surviving in New York City for the past 10 years.
Through honesty, comedy, and drama, she brings a fresh perspective to difficult and confusing moments. Smrita candidly explores her transition from a close-knit family to a solitary life on a different continent.
Smrita has been journaling since the age of 13. She described the best and worst moments in her life–from being bullied in school and college to living in a “Fat-shaming” society. She openly shares a range of emotion that comes with living in a bewildering environment.
After moving to New York in 2007, she continued to catalog the moments she experienced in the ‘city that never sleeps.’
These are the moments that changed her outlook on life and made her who she is today.