While he’s not making art, you can find Shobhit working on his research at Duke University, where he is a Ph.D. student in Physics.
Shobhit is a doctoral student and visual artist living in Durham, North Carolina. Semi-urban, his university campus gives him the freedom to explore subjects he never considered before. Last semester, he built an audio system that visually reacts to music in real time. Shobhit works under the alias “starkeffect” to create artworks based in glitch art, distortion and algorithms. Challenging the dichotomy between the real and the abstract, he likes to alter conventional arrangements derived from the real world to create artworks that are abstract in nature.
''I find inspiration from the smallest things I see on the Internet to the work of artists such as Daniel Temkin.''
“I see my artworks as an attempt to engage the viewer’s imagination by crafting an experience that doesn’t adhere to a recognizable form, thus making their possible interpretations multifaceted in nature.”
Using a process that is primarily based in improvisation, Shobhit manipulates images using digital tools to create structures that are bizarre but appealing at the same time.