Bartlett Student Wins Top Prize in the RIBA Eye Line Drawing Competition
27 July 2020
Architecture MArch student Arinjoy Sen has won first prize for his modern interpretation of Mughal design in a beautiful series of drawings.
Arinjoy’s drawings reference the craft of weaving and ancient Mughal painting as a form of Utopianism, from which he generates an architectural world that attempts to move away from riots and clashes towards a productive insurgency.
The judges made a rare unanimous decision that Arinjoy’s interpretation of the Kashmiri craft of carpet weaving was worthy of the top prize.
“A beautiful series of drawings. I could stare at them for ages.
- Verity-Jane Keefe
“They are a joyous and incredibly intricate set of drawings and the idea of planning a space on a carpet is compelling.
- Ed Crooks
“A clever, contemporary, eclectic interpretation of traditional design.
- Jan Ameloot
Lead image: Close-up of The Carpet as a Manifesto, by Arinjoy Sen. Digital mixed media, 594mm x 841mm.