A large number of waste items are disposed of each day. While most people generate waste, Ritu and Surya Singh use waste materials to create art. Both of them are self-taught artists. The Wolf Jaipur in Jaipur is a startup in India by Ritu and Surya Singh.
The Message Behind The Wolf Jaipur
Ritu and Surya work with discarded, scrap, and waste material. They highlight different social issues through their artwork. Ritu mentioned that “The aim is to tell stories related to our land through the art pieces created by us. “
Once they collect the waste, they make art objects, spaces, and installations.
Collection Of Waste Material
The duo’s farm is 30 minutes away from Jaipur. They collect all the waste material required for artwork.
Surya mentioned that “we collect waste material and keep storing it in our farm until we have enough to create something new out of it.”
Waste materials like torn carpet, broken jewelry, chillums, springs, beads are used. Sometimes they store waste material for 5-6 years to use it later, for art creation.
Local Artists of Wolf Jaipur
Wolf is a place for every artist and creator who is passionate about work and is not materialistic. The duo wants to present opportunities to talented people and give them a chance to show their skills and talent. Local artists are encouraged and promoted by the wolf.
Collaborative Experiential Show
Every installation by the Wolf team is called ‘Collaborative Experiential Show.’ Every artist is free to put their idea in the installation. First, the entire team comes up with a social topic. Then an art installation is created depicting the social issue.
All the artists are free to put their ideas and creativity into the art installation. This entire concept brings in different people and unique ideas together.
The wolf has exhibited its work in Jaipur Literature Festival and the Kochi-Muziris Biennale in 2018. The duo has also come up with Ultramarine in Baro. It is a sensory art show by the Wolf. They also did a show with the name ‘theatre of stories.’ It was inspired by Marcel Proust’s literary work.
Long Term Vision
The duo believes that taking a break from work is necessary. They often take trips and give them space for fresh ideas and creativity. Surya is also a gardener, and he looks after plants as well.
Ritu and Surya wish to leave a more sustainable and morally correct world for the future generation. They want others to be more careful about the recycling and disposal of waste. The aim is to make a pack of like-minded creative people and generate a spirit of togetherness.