09 March 2017Read More
Waswo X Waswo: The American artist who is reviving the art of hand-painting photographs
A feather seller walks by with a bicycle laden with peacock feathers. A turbaned man with ghungroos on his feet poses with a gun. A boy re-creates Hanuman’s iconic posture carrying the Sanjeevani mountain.
Hindustan Times25 Apr 2017
I have immense love for Hinduism, its rituals and stories: artist Waswo X Waswo
Born in Milwaukee, USA and based in Udaipur, Rajasthan — photographer Waswo X Waswo’s sepia-toned pictures have garnered much acclaim over the past decade. He often collaborates with other artists such as Rajesh Soni and Rakesh Vijayvargiya, aka R Vijay, who hand-colour and recreate his photographs as paintings.
Hindustan Times09 Mar 2017
“Photography is a reality so subtle that it becomes more real than reality” reads Alfred Steiglitz’s quote on Waswo X. Waswo’s website. It is this reality, the “reality reimagined” as he puts it, that Waswo explores in his trademark studio portraits. Much like sketches from a travel journal that stem from personal experiences, these images are primarily digital photographs, later hand-painted by traditional artists to arrive at the final image.
The Hindu31 Mar 2017
At first glance, the photographs look like they date back several years, emanating a photo studio feel. On closer inspection, though, you realise there's something modern about them. It's this surreal quality that makes Waswo X Waswo's work so intriguing.
Mid-day07 Mar 2017