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Archiving Memories, Navigating Time

In the realm of contemporary art, where boundaries blur and mediums merge, Praveer Singh Bais’s work transcends mere visual delight, delving deep into the realms of memory, time, and societal introspection.

Having grown up in the cultural tapestry of small-town India before immersing himself in the vibrant chaos of the capital city, it is this juxtaposition of experiences that forms the foundation of his artistic practice—a seamless blend of personal narrative and societal commentary. Amidst the chaotic tapestry of urban life in New Delhi, Bais established his workstation as a full-time digital creator and visual art practitioner and has crafted a niche for himself with profound socio-environmental concerns echoing through his creations.

At the core of Bais’s artistic philosophy lies a profound exploration of the human experience in the digital age. As a child of the 90s who transitioned from a small town to the capital city, he keenly observes and responds to the evolving socio-cultural landscape and the shifting paradigms of human behavior. Through his multidimensional works, Bais delves into the intricacies of modernity, exploring the symbiotic relationship between technology, urbanization, and individual identity.

One of Bais’s most compelling series, “The Saga of a Colony,” encapsulates his nuanced approach to art-making. Composed of nine works crafted from old books and etched mirrors, this series serves as a poignant meditation on memory, nostalgia, and the passage of time. Through skillful juxtapositions and evocative imagery, Bais transports viewers to the bygone era of his upbringing, where simple joys and cherished traditions coexist with the relentless march of progress.


Bais’s journey as an artist is steeped in his personal history, navigating through collective consciousness where often art and sustainability in its social and environmental values, merge. In this series, each piece is imbued with a sense of reverence for the past, as the artist immortalizes moments and emotions through a blend of found objects and introspective storytelling. From childhood games to domestic customs, Bais’s visuals serve as portals to a time and place that is both familiar and distant.

Another notable work by Bais, “Likhe jo khaat tumhe,” offers a captivating exploration of love, nature, and showcasing sustainable art practices. Using old handwritten love letters exchanged between his parents as a medium, Bais crafts a series that is equal parts homage and lament. Through the delicate etchings of sparrows on mirrors, he evokes a sense of loss and longing, reflecting on the dwindling presence of these once-ubiquitous creatures in the face of technological advancement.

Drawing inspiration from a myriad of sources, ranging from pop culture to the sci-fi genre, Bais infuses his creations with a rich tapestry of influences. From the cinematic masterpieces of Stanley Kubrick and Andrei Tarkovsky to the dystopian visions of George Orwell and Frank Herbert, his works resonate with a deep sense of introspection and inquiry.

In a world where the digital realm increasingly shapes our perceptions and experiences, contemporary Indian artist Praveer Singh Bais reminds us of the enduring power of art to transcend boundaries and connect us to our shared humanity. Through his evocative creations, he invites us to pause, ponder, and find beauty in the intricacies of our collective journey through time.