ARTIST STATEMENT: Multimedia and visual artist, Umesh Mangipudi explores creative ways of engagement
with cities and ecologies. His focus is on issues like identity, displacement, and access to space.
Inspired by nature, and the dialectics of planned vs unplanned, finished vs unfinished and thought vs action, his methods are organic, yet process- oriented.
Through his works, he creates an environment of "controlled spontaneity" to facilitate dialogue across layers of characters, colors or moods.
Mangipudi has an engineering background and is a trained Indian classical musician.
Originally from Mumbai India, he currently lives and works in Brooklyn NY.