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art and culture Updated: Sep 24, 2012 00:50 IST
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Saggar Mehra, 25, Visual Artist

Home is in: Karol Bagh
School/college I attended: Delhi Public School and
Pearl Academy of Fashion
I earn my living by: painting my thoughts on canvas
Sexual preference: women only
I desire in a woman: feminity
I appreciate most about my friends: humour
My wildest fantasy: sitting on my open terrace at
dawn with the greatest art masters like
Joseph Beuys, Andy Warhol and
Henri Matisse around me
My worst nightmare: the day my surroundings stop inspiring me
How I want to die: right in the middle of my artwork bidding them ‘au revoir bon voyage’
My present state of mind: analytical
I can’t stand: plasticity
I dream to be: still dreaming
Can’t do without this: communication
A book I’m reading right now: Thus Spake Zarathustra by Friedrich Nietzsche
My biggest indulgence: emotions
Beer or Wine: mineral water
I love to shop at: Monte Carlo, France
My heroes in real life: none
My motto: is to poeticise our space and time
I love partying at: home
If not in India, I would live in: Montparnasse, Paris
The cause I care for: human unity

About him...
A visual artist by profession, Mehra loves combining the traditional media such as canvas and acrylic with off-beat materials such as buttons, bobbins and steel metre scale to create his artworks. This includes paintings, installations, and assemblages. Some of his interesting works include an interactive bar code puzzle made from a steel metre scale and an antique telephone made from brass.

His exhibition...
What: Musikal Chairs’, a solo show
Where: Visual Arts Gallery, India Habitat Centre, Lodhi Road
On till: September 27
Nearest metro station:
Khan Market on the violet line

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