Teja Gavankar’s graphic and sculptural work addresses the complexities of public space and architecture. By appropriating pre-existing models, she detracts and subtly transforms her objects, all the while pushing against the limits of their materiality. Currently, the artist’s drawings seek to understand space through the study of shapes that convey the existing traces of the past and the memory of place. Her intention is to look at spaces as mental states. Hence, she prefers to make use of existing materials or situations rather than bringing new material into the place.
During her time at the WAA studio she explored the nuances of material such as Cement, Brass sheets, Paper, beginning the explorations from the corners of her studio as she states in the text below.