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Anunay Rai

Born: 1980

Hometown: Lucknow

Based in: New Delhi

Anunay Rai's artistic journey converges at the crossroads of creativity and technology, with a pronounced emphasis on the realm of AI-generated art. Under the pseudonym ProbeByAR, Anunay Rai's digital landscapes are meticulously crafted to evoke profound emotions and stir the imagination. Each creation within the ProbeByAR collection serves as a testament to Anunay Rai's innovative approach, where the fusion of cutting-edge technology and timeless artistic expression yields captivating results.

The focal point of ProbeByAR's oeuvre revolves around the creation of captivating drawings featuring female forms. These pieces transcend mere visual representation, delving deeper into the human experience. Each artwork acts as a poignant residue in the tapestry of art—an allegorical mirror reflecting personal Karmic Debt and the reverberations of choices and actions. Through his art, Anunay Rai invites viewers to explore themes of identity, spirituality, and societal dynamics, creating a space for introspection and dialogue.

As a trailblazer in the fusion of technology and tradition, Anunay Rai adeptly navigates the dynamic interplay between the digital and the tangible. His innovative exploration manifests in a digital tapestry where narratives unfold, transcending conventional artistic boundaries. Whether experimenting with generative algorithms or honing traditional drawing techniques, Anunay Rai's creative process is characterized by a relentless pursuit of excellence and exploration.

ProbeByAR's portfolio unfolds as a testament to versatility and ingenuity, encompassing avant-garde pieces rooted in generative and AI art alongside timeless expressions through traditional mediums such as drawings and paintings. Each creation within the ProbeByAR collection echoes the multifaceted nature of Anunay Rai's artistic voice, inviting viewers on a journey of discovery and introspection. Through his mastery of technology and his deep-rooted connection to artistic tradition, Anunay Rai continues to push the boundaries of contemporary art, leaving an indelible mark on the artistic landscape.

 



More About Anunay Rai

Question IconWhat inspires you?

Being a spiritual seeker the success and failure on the path is my inspiration. The stimulus from the outer world when processed internally is the source of my creation blended with the experiments with materials.

Question IconDescribe your creative process.

I create my own substrates to work on. It ranges from concrete to cement mixed with paper and fibre. The abstraction starts at the stage of substrate creation, where often random objects leave their impression and sometimes become a part of the work. The spontaneous impressions are a starting point for me to then work on with paints, pigments, coal, sawdust to even cow dung. Wood and wires hold them together both physically and conceptually.

Question IconWhat are 3 words that best describe your work?

Flowing, Strong and Textural

Question IconWhat is the most important tool when creating your work?

Observing the 'Signs' and being open to the direction they are giving me.

Question IconWhat is the best piece of advice you have been given?

Make something every day, even if it’s a mistake. Advice which I have given to myself.

Question IconWhere do you go for inspiration?

Museums and Libraries


Credentials

Awards

The Lumen Prize - Short List (Still Image Award)

2022

Exhibitions

'No Syllabus' - Solo Show

India, 2022

Rooted India - Art for Change, New Delhi

India, 2021

Beyond Boundaries - Kolkata Centre for Creativity

India, 2021

Awadh Art Festival – 2nd Edition, Lalit Kala Akademi - Regional Centre Lucknow

India, 2020