Scenes from the Kochi Biennale
by Sameer Kulavoor and Lokesh Karekar  

 

In December, we relocated to Kerala for a few weeks to cover stories from the third edition of the Kochi Muziris Biennale. On our third day in Cochin, we bumped into illustrators and visual artists Sameer Kulavoor and Lokesh Karekar (and their friend Sandeep) at Pepper House, seated at a table with as much coffee and cake as stationery.

To kick off our Kerala issue, we present you with a peep into their sketchbooks. Scroll down for their observations from Fort Kochi - the people, the cafes, the venues and the artworks on display.

 

 
 

solid marker on the kochi muziris biennale map by sameer kulavoor.

 
 
 
 
black pen on paper by lokesh karekar.

black pen on paper by lokesh karekar.

 
 
 
 
PepperHouseGaze.jpg
 
 
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lokesh karekar

 
 
LOKESH KAREKAR

LOKESH KAREKAR

 
 
felt tip pen on paper by lokesh karekar.

felt tip pen on paper by lokesh karekar.

 
 
 
 
Felt tip pens in sketchbook by sameer kulavoor.

Felt tip pens in sketchbook by sameer kulavoor.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
BLACK PEN ON PAPER BY LOKESH KAREKAR.

BLACK PEN ON PAPER BY LOKESH KAREKAR.

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

sameer kulavoor

sameer kulavoor

 
 
 
 
SOLID MARKER ON THE KOCHI MUZIRIS BIENNALE MAP BY SAMEER KULAVOOR.

SOLID MARKER ON THE KOCHI MUZIRIS BIENNALE MAP BY SAMEER KULAVOOR.

 
 
 
lokesh karekar

lokesh karekar

 
 
 
BLACK PEN AND FELT TIP PEN ON PAPER BY LOKESH KAREKAR.

BLACK PEN AND FELT TIP PEN ON PAPER BY LOKESH KAREKAR.

 
 
 
solid marker, black pen and FELT TIP PEN ON PAPER BY LOKESH KAREKAR.

solid marker, black pen and FELT TIP PEN ON PAPER BY LOKESH KAREKAR.

 
 
 
SOLID MARKEr AND FELT TIP PEN ON PAPER BY LOKESH KAREKAR.

SOLID MARKEr AND FELT TIP PEN ON PAPER BY LOKESH KAREKAR.

 
 
 
 
sameer kulavoor

sameer kulavoor

 
 
 
 
SOLID MARKER ON THE KOCHI MUZIRIS BIENNALE MAP BY SAMEER KULAVOOR.

SOLID MARKER ON THE KOCHI MUZIRIS BIENNALE MAP BY SAMEER KULAVOOR.

 
 

 

Lokesh Karekar is the founder and director at Locopopo design studio. Follow him on instagram at @lokeshkarekar.

Sameer Kulavoor is the founder and director of Bombay Duck Designs.  Follow him on instagram at @sam_kulavoor.