Inku is one of the most experimental and creative calligraphers in India, he is famous for his unique brush calligraphy, and is presently working on building a niche for devanagri calligraphy.
He frequently organizes #CALLIMEETS, a community built for the calligraphers. I personally try to attend all of these and I have had the opportunity to meet so many great artists, each with their own unique style statement. Always looking forward to this meetup! Do follow him on Insta for updates regarding the #callimeets.
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“I believe there are high standards to be maintained and constantly sharpened or improved.” – Inku Kumar
Inku Kumar is a self-trained and one of the most distinguished contemporary calligraphy artist’s that I have ever come across. It is not just about calligraphy brushes or pens with him, he works across numerous mediums and tools in his calligraphy practice, very well known for his striking art contemporary calligraphy & experimental compositions from his own unique vision.
He has a certain ease when it comes to letter formations, his hands work like magic and he can use any tool to make some art ! , he really inspires magic in all of his students, including me.
His work has attracted clientele like Cartier, Mont Blanc, Project Eve by Relience, L’orel, Wizcraft etc. We are sure you have already come across his work here and there.
Apart from Latin/Roman scripts he is the first commercial calligrapher to create a niche audience for DEVANAGRI SCRIPT. His teaching style is unique and he is one of the most patient teachers that I have personally come across. I started my calligraphy journey with sir and it has been a meditative experience. Other than calligraphy sir keeps himself immersed with, sketching, illustrations, experimenting with water colors & acrylic paints, cartooning, various arts & crafts, playing flute, and exploring design through digital software-s.
TRIVIA : Tombow feudenosuke is his favorite calligraphy tool, among other japanese brushpens.
HIS JOURNEY from the Corporate World to a Master Calligrapher…
It all started with writing certificates in his early years of Bachelors during his twenties, Inku is still constantly exploring the art of calligraphy as ‘drawing of letters’ as sir likes to call it, and not ‘writing’. He started his career as a graphic designer in ESPN Start Sports, for almost 7 years, but eventually followed his calling in calligraphy. With his growing passion, dedication & enthusiasm towards Calligraphy, Inku leaped out of the corporate world in 2013 and fully committed his journey to explore the art of calligraphy in his unique way.
Since then he never looked back and carved his own path to set his own milestones in Calligraphy. In his recent years, Inku established his own studio / institute named CALLIART and worked with many recognized brands. When not making art, he can be found conducting innovative workshops on Calligraphy. ( Brush Calligraphy being one of his most coveted courses, check them out here )
Inku Kumar’s Shows & Curations :
Solo Show as Calligraphy Artist
2014 :Solo Show (when writing becomes an art) at ‘AIFACS’ New Delhi, (November)
2013 :Solo Show (when writing becomes an art) at ‘Arpana Art Gallery’ New Delhi, (September)
Group Shows as Calligraphy Artist
2017 : ‘NOIR’ by Aarti Uppal Singla (September)
2015 : ‘Light Walk’ by Wagon Art (December)
2015 : ‘CADD, IAF’ at Palm Court, IHC, New Delhi (February)
2014 : ‘Russian Cultural Heritage’ at Russian Center of Science, New Delhi (September)
2014 : ‘Art n Art’ Artizen Galley , New Delhi (August)
2014 : ‘Callifest’ Nehru Art Gallery, Nehru Center, Mumbai (August)
2014 : ‘ Nature meets Calligraphy’ Lalit Kala Academi, New Delhi (July)
2014 : ‘Colors of Life’ Visual Art Gallery, Habitat Center, New Delhi (June)
2014 : ‘Udaan Art Festival’ Airport Authority Club, Safdarjung, New Delhi (March)
2014 : ‘D Art Factory’ Gurgaon (March)
2014 : ‘Inception’ at’Arpana Art Gallery’ New Delhi (January)
2013 : ‘Indo-Korea International Art Exhibition’ at ‘AIFACS’ Gallery, New Delhi (December 2013)
2013 : ‘Art Life Gallery’ Noida (November 2013)
2013 :’Art Mall’ Moti Nagar (November 2013)
2013 :’Check-Inn Hotel’ Barakhambha Road, New Delhi (October 2013)
Participations as Calligraphy Artist
2016 : Live Painting at Select City Walk with Delhi Street Art (January)
2015 : All India Portrait Exhibition at AIFACS (January)
2014 : Typography Day 2014 at Symbiosis, Pune (March)
2013 : Art Festival at ‘AIFACS’, New Delhi (December)
2013 : Paint for Delhi Peace on ‘World Humanism Recovery Day’ by FACE India, New Delhi (November)
2013 : Art in the Park Event by ‘Delhi Street Art’ New Delhi (November)
2013 : Our Girl Our Pride (WallBook) by NDTV & Vedanta at Select CITYWALK, New Delhi (October)
2013 : Art in the City (WallBook) by Select CITYWALK at Basement 1, New Delhi (October)
2003 – 2005 : Annual Art Exhibition, College of Art , Tilak Marg, Delhi
1998 – 2001 : Annual Art Exhibition, College of Art , Tilak Marg, Delhi
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Calligraphy Classes, Workshops & Demonstrations
2018 : ‘Calligraphy Workshop on different topics on every weekedof the month.
2017 : ‘NOIR’ by Aarti Uppal Singla (September)
2017 : ‘Nav Bharat Times Calligraphy Workshop’ at Himanshu Fine Art Institute, Tilak Nagar, New Delhi (March)
2017 : ‘Tarang Fest’ at Lady Shri Ram College, New Delhi (February)
2017 : ‘Modern Calligraphy Workshop’ with Ptah at Sanskriti Museum, Anandgram, New Delhi (January)
2016 : ‘Modern Calligraphy Workshop’ with Sanskriti for Nestle at Sanskriti Museum, Anandgram, New Delhi (December)
2016 : ‘The Magnum Opus’ at Lokayata Art Gallery, Hauz Khas, New Delhi(December)
2016 : ‘Experimental Tools Calligraphy’ by Calliart(April)
2016 : ‘Brush Calligraphy’ by Calliart(April)
2016 : ‘Experimental Tools Calligraphy’ by Calliart(March)
2015 : ‘Light Walk’ by Wagon Art(December)
2015 : ‘Callifest by APSC, Pune (December)
2015 : DIET, Dilshad Garden, J&K Pocket (NE), Delhi (February)
2014 : Rachana Sansad College of Applied Art, Mumbai‚ Maharashtra (August)
2014 : Rajkiya Pratibha Vikas Vidyalaya, West Shalimar Bagh, New Delhi (August)
2014 : Himanshu Art Institute, Patel Nagar, New Delhi (July)
2014 : College of Art, Tilak Marg, New Delhi (February)
2012 : Ojaswini College of Fine Art, MJ College Road, Jalgaon, Maharashtra (February-March)
2015 : ‘Russian Cultural Heritage’ By FIPA &Russian Center of Science, New Delhi (August)
2014 : ‘Russian Cultural Heritage’ By FIPA &Russian Center of Science, New Delhi (August)
2014 : ‘Udaan Art Festival’ Festival’ By FIPA & Airport Authority Club, Safdarjung, New Delhi (March)
2013 : ‘VATSALYA MELA’ By Ministry of Women & Child Development, New Delhi (November)
Award & Appreciation
1999-2005 : Appreciation certificates for Calligraphy
2006: Special Award for contributing in Calligraphy during SAMHITA Camp
2013 : First Prize in Our Girl Our Pride (WallBook) by NDTV & Vedanta at Select CITYWALK, New Delhi (October)
2014 : Certificate for Invaluable Contribution as Faculty during Udaan Art Festival By FIPA & AAIAF AAIOI
2014 : Certificate for contributing in Calligraphy for FACE INDIA
2014 : Certificate for appreciation in Callifest 2014 by AchyutPalav School of Calligraphy.
Ministry of Women & Child Development, New Delhi
Center of Science, New Delhi
FACE India (Foundation for art, Culture & Education)
And other National and International Private Collections.