The world we perceive, and experience has so many layers that are worth thinking about. Living in New York City and featuring artists on New York Art Life gives audiences and art enthusiasts a chance to deep dive into the work of artists who are making the city feel special. Other than art museums and theaters, the opera, the movies, and many venues that art is evidently available for enthusiasts to explore, there are endless additions to everyday buildings and centers that have been graced by the touch of skillful architects and designers, making the experience of New York City irreplaceable. One of these amazing artists is Bharti Kodnani, which we are incredibly excited to introduce. Her work includes some of the biggest complexities of layers, and her admiration of the city is always reflected in her work.
Bharti Kodnani is an artist with many divisions of skill and profession that allow her to explore her passion for design. She’s a technology design specialist; in definition, Bharti composes visual imagery and digital content that promote a brand or a product, or even an organization. The work involves producing logos, brochures, signs, movie credits, website graphics. She’s also an architectural visualizer, meaning she brings architects’ ideas to life using plans, architectural illustrations, and other tools that help bridge the gap between an image and a proposed building or development.
Being based in Brooklyn, New York, Bharti is deeply in touch with some of the world’s most successful architects who have discovered her immense skill in her craft. This has also enabled her to freely explore the unlimited dimensions of design within her realm of ideation for a city like New York. She is currently part of HLW’s technology startup called “Next” where she performs the key role of a technology design specialist, handling many responsibilities of design and collaborating with various organizations and architects. At the moment, she is working on a number of visualization projects. Her multi-faceted work gives her the space to define design in a new way.
Other than campaigns and promotional work for organizations, Bharti also conducts the design work for art objects and model products. Bharti also touches on the immense crafts of model making, experience designing, and shoe design. She has created many products that differ in their scale and visualization in regard to architecture, as well as smaller models or products that have practicality in everyday life. Whether it is a small-scale project or a larger-scale architectural visualization project, Bharti works with three-dimensional softwares that assist with the design-making process. Her small-scale product designs include a model of a three-dimensional knot, a suit, and a crystal, all using three-dimensional design making software. Bharti’s process includes taking time with a design and examining it through all stages before it becomes a finished product in reality.
Her work involves a lot of decision making and going through a phase of a product or design many times to ensure there isn’t anything that will get in the way of practicality. She recalls how different the approach is between smaller-scale projects and other works of architectural visualization. Bharti calls the latter, “life-sized,” when speaking of a series of systems she designed. The systems would be installed on top of water; half of it working underwater while the other half operates mid air and up in the sky. Bharti also elaborates how these projects influence other smaller-scale projects and affect the way she connects to the world, changing her ideas in relation to the buildings in the city, the architecture, and how everything connects.
Bharti is passionate about creating something that resonates with people who appreciate the delicacies within the details of a design. This is the core of her work in shoe design, which she has an exquisite portfolio. She admires the practicality of a wearable design and how her work could be used and experienced in daily life. While this is true for all other architectural projects in the visual aspect, the experience of wearing a shoe designed by an individual is intimate and very special in a similar way. Bharti explains how she works with creating a shoe and how her process includes different stages. First, she begins designing the entire product with practicality in mind. Then, she begins thinking about the elements of the product that influence the overall effect; the visual aesthetic, the comfort, the way it enhances an experience. Her gorgeous shoe models prove her brilliant skill for design and visualization within smaller-scale designs.
Bharti’s favorite projects are also integrated with special materials that connect the user and person enjoying the experience with elements of nature such as wood. She is also interested in creating modern interpretations of designs with plastic, with multiple layers and carved designs. Her work has been widely praised by architects in New York City, as she has reached them with her campaign work and architectural visualization. Bharti truly believes in connecting an audience’s perception of a design to their personal experience of it. This is something that happens a lot in New York City, as people are drawn to the buildings, architecture, and artistic approach to urban life.
Bharti continues her influential design work with projects that will soon be revealed, and she plans on exploring the dimensions of small-scale and large-scale design of architecture. These designs are a reflection of her perception and interpretation of the city and the way it contains art. One of Bharti’s great motivations is connecting with people through layers of carved wood, plastic, and life-size experiences that help people understand the technologies of a city, and how designs make things work. Her biggest passion is sharing her knowledge of the craft, and making her work understandable through her own lens.