Kishor Ingaleis the owner of a mind that can take in the absolutely mundane and turn it into something completely thought provoking, interesting and unforgettable. His mind sees the contrast in everything around us. His graffiti-obsessed, graffiti-trained hands and mind manipulate these visuals into extraordinary, insightful art; the nearest comparison being ‘live hard rock in a tiny by-lane of suburban India’.
What differentiates his art clearly is his long association with graffiti art. He uses this fascination in a way that is endearing and tasteful. As a true graffiti artist, not only does he love walls, he goes a step further and calls his canvases “Walls That Speak”. His works are a clever juxtaposing of many things – from film posters, advertising billboards, political slogans, plain walls, animals, roosters, lanterns on lonely verandas, furniture…singly and together.
Just as to a graffiti artist the world is his canvas, Ingale recreates another world of contrasts in his canvases with a rare wit and whim. He strongly believes that what shaped him is what he has gathered along the way – visuals gathered in a childhood spent in nondescript towns and villages and, thoughts sharpened by life in urban surroundings as an adult.
His works are many layered but there is never any confusion in them, just a very captivating mixed media of contrasts. One will find it difficult to pull away from his art. And that, is because it is true to life.