Who is @thebigfatminimalist?

A detail of the design for the India Art Fair facade. Courtesy of The Big Fat Minimalist

March 13, 2019

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The Instagram artist — handpicked by the St+art India Foundation to design the facade of India Art Fair 2019 — takes part in our quick-fire questionnaire

Are you really a minimalist?

I’m far from a minimalist, and so is my work. The name’s a playful juxtaposition.

 Are you really fat?

Quite the opposite!

What do you make?

I design and make art using basic shapes, line-work, form, and balance.

What is your latest project?

I worked on the title sequence for the Netflix series Sacred Games, which was a super fun project. I’ve also got some other things in the pipeline that I can’t wait to share.

Where are you from?

I was born and brought up in Mumbai. I studied at a boarding school in Bangalore, moved back to Mumbai for a degree in Graphic Design and Communications, headed to London to study Design for another two years, before finally coming back to Mumbai.

Where do you live now?

Mumbai. I thrive off a busy city, so I absolutely love it here.

Where do you work?

I share a studio space with a friend near Parel.

What can’t you live without?

Work! My job is my life.

Black and white or colour?

Monochrome rainbows. So, both!  

Whom do you admire?

Sajid Wajid Shaikh, Ayaz Basrai, Madhav Shorey, Avinash Kumar, Sam Kulavoor and so, so many others.

Favourite minimalist?

Ryoji Ikeda. He isn’t a minimalist in the literal sense, but I really relate to his work.

Favourite cartoon character?

Eric Cartman from South Park. I’m a sucker for dark humour.

Favourite song?

Rain by Fat Freddy’s Drop. It’s the kind of song that slows down time in the most beautiful way.

You can’t not know @thebigfatminimalist. He’s a must-follow on Instagram and regularly takes to his page to show off his latest digital creations and street art.

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