Diya Pinto has been drawing since she could hold a pencil. She graduated recently from Karnataka Chitrakala Parishat, Bangalore, where she majored in painting and minored in sculpture and graphic printmaking.
She has always been inclined towards art and it has always been her dream to be an artist. She strives to work hard and logically on all of her projects to keep the younger version of herself proud. She is ambitious because she has things in my mind that she would like the world to see, driven because she has a message that she’d like to spread, and inspired by the things that are always around us (nature and the human mind).
Her practice involves murals, body painting, abstract art, surrealism, poetry and writing. She enjoys each one more than the other. She has worked on group projects as an individual artist for murals and individually in group shows for the paintings. She has been a part of Geechu Gallu, an art collective initiated by some like-minded people to reconstruct a part of the city through paint. She paints, documents and works with digital media as well. She enjoys all aspects of different media and is always excited to explore new ones. She enjoys learning from experiences and she doesn’t mind being corrected when she is wrong. She looks forward to creating more art, literature and connections with those around her. She hopes that in some way the things she creates impact for the better those exposed to them.
What she plans to do during her time at whiteBOX is to get into the story of the place itself, the people that currently live there and use her skills as an artist to instil a bond between them and her own heritage. She plans to do these things through research, creating a mural, painting said mural and documenting the process. The key aspects of this project are to bring her heritage gracefully into the heritage of those in Munich. It is to allow the people to glimpse their own beautiful surroundings (that they would have maybe missed) through her eyes, in a style that is unbeknown to them. It is to bring a silent understanding between those who stop, even for just a moment, to look at the mural. It is to allow those on different timelines to connect, like that of Munich and Bangalore in the mural itself. It is to allow people to connect.