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People in the city: Kuldeep Singh

Here's a lowdown on Kuldeep Singh a 26 year old artist living in Green Park.

entertainment Updated: Mar 12, 2011 00:24 IST
Aakriti Sawhney

Kuldeep Singh 26 Artist (Green Park)

Hometown: Ludhiana College College of Art, Delhi University
Occupation: Artist, dancer and a visting faculty at College of Art
Facebook friends: 400
Best website: www.cornelissen.com
Favourite book: An Approach to Indian Art by Nihar Ranjan Ray
Favourite film: COCO
Favourite dish: South Indian Mysore masala dosa with lassi
Style icon: Christopher Bailey
Sexual Preference: Bisexual
Beer or Wine: Wine
Sneakers or Sandals: Sneakers
Favourite Quote: Some people are driven and some have chauffeurs
Favourite market: Connaught Place
Long hair or short hair: Short
Bollywood films or Hollywood: Hollywood
Janpath or Sarojini Nagar: Janpath
Boxer or Briefs: Boxer
Korean Cuisine or Konkan Cuisine: Neither
Who does your hair: Affinity, Green Park
Money in your wallet: Rs 2,200
Who inspires you: Madhavi Mudgal
Your last regret purchase: A pair of jeans for Rs 3,800
Best thing you’ve ever bought: Traditional Russian painting for Rs 25,000
Delhi summer or Delhi winter: Delhi winter
Favourite spot in Delhi: Connaught Place
Would love to have dinner with: My mother
You can never have too many: Drinks
Craziest thing you’ve ever done: Going for hookah at 3 am in London
The one thing you can’t live without: Indian classical music
Pet on the bed or off the bed: Off the bed
What do you prefer to have for breakfast: Parathas
Favourite Indian outfit: Dhoti kurta
Landscapes or profile shoots: Landscapes
Hill station or sea beach: Hills
Favourite Perfume: Itrrs from Kanauj
Favourite song right now: Lady Gaga
Best thing about living in Delhi: So much to do
What would you want to change about Delhiites: The way they treat people
Favourite Delhi slang: Can I have some paani please!

His work
Singh, the artist

A Delhi College of Arts alumni, Singh is an artist, who celebrates dance beyond the notion of gender in his artworks. Presented by Navsar Art, his first solo show in the Capital exhibits 30 artworks from his kitty, which are mainly mix media on paper. “Most of my work is inspired from traditional Italian teachings, such as silver points, thick and fine translucent layers of oil and detailing,” says Singh. Another interesting section in Singh’s artwork is his personal journey as a Sikh. This is presented as Graeco Punjabi Jatts.

Singh, the dancer
Singh is a trained classical Odissi dancer. On the last day of his exhibition on March 13, he will be performing two Odissi dance pieces. He took his dance lessons from Madhavi Mudgal. On asked, whether Singh is a better artist or a dancer, he said, “I am a better painter and training to be a better dancer.” This young artist enjoys being the translator/negotiator between his classical dance form and contemporary art practice and tries to balance it.

Fact file
What: Preview: Kuldeep Singh, a solo art exhibition
When: On till March 13
Where: Alliance Francaise,
72, Lodhi Estate
Timings: 11 am to 8 pm
Entry ticket: Free
Tel: 011-43500200

Nearest metro station: Khan Market on the Violet Line