Through a series of public space interventions, Veda Kolleri attempts to facilitate a dialogue between her relationship to drawing and her relationship to the site she chooses to draw in. Her process is one that sustains itself through unresolved ideas and techniques, using walls as a canvas upon which to make the invisible visible and sometimes vice versa. After building her conceptual vocabulary through experiments, she returned to Peenya and worked with exaggerating the atmosphere of the space, by imposing structure on the flat surface of the wall to give it dimension and simultaneously breaking its existing structure by muting its dimension.
Veda Thozhur Kolleri uses the tools of drawing and writing to develop her understanding of various human phenomena. Her enquiries are fundamental in nature: to understand why things are the way they are. This involves understanding the way people think and behave individually or collectively, and then further understanding how their environments are shaped by their thoughts; be it in the activities they choose to engage in, or the physical spaces they create and inhabit. As such, Veda’s practice involves observation of people and spaces, and she documents, reflects upon and draws inferences from her observations.
Given the accretive nature of her process, one can see her visual language evolving as she moved from one end of the wall to the other, at first manipulating existing architectural structures while eventually transitioning into adding atmosphere to the space and using a visual language that made it seem like she might be stripping away the hard concrete of the walls and exposing the inner flesh of the station. Her works attempts to mock the scale of large architectural structures by muting their existing dimensions while creating and imposing upon them entirely new and different dimensions. Her work evolves from medium to medium as she combines various techniques to suit her needs. Her work tries to capture the essence of daily life, recording conversations, activities, spaces, textures, colours and several other forms through which daily life evidences itself, and further translating these elements into artistic forms that can then re-evoke the experience itself. As such, her work involves observation through drawing and photography, and interaction with people, the spaces they inhabit and the activities they engage in.