Gayathri Anthey

Gayathri Anthey is an Indian by origin but would like to have a global identity with the work she involves herself in. Currently, she goes by the professional tag of an experimental visual designer. Her practice and purpose have evolved as the years passed by. Initial interest in design grew from interior decoration to branding and identity now standing at socially engaged experiments and expressions. An amateur illustrator and photographer using these skills to convey thoughts in sync with poetry and writing.

Gayathri's practice is based on the exploration of her surroundings and concerns, creating new relation to everyday objects as a problem solver or to explore possibilities.

In Defense of the Poor Image

I focused on the line "as it accelerates its deteriorates” (Steyerl.2009). The aim of this visual response is to bring in varying levels of difficultly for a reader through visual blockages as the reader goes through extracts from the original text. The experiment is based on exploring different possibilities in creating poor visual experiences by evoking emotions of frustration. Fragments of a poor image expression are depicted through defective reading. The focus is on the text and the forms that are used for distracting a reader and they have a linear path staying true to "as it accelerates its deteriorates”.


Visual Blocks, Incomplete Information, Reading

Kingston School of Art, Kingston University
MA Communication Design: Graphic Design 2020/2021


In collaboration with

Exhibition team
Claudia Chiavazza & Yifan Wu

Visual identity
Abhimanyu Bhatia & Shelley Huang

Social Media
Lina Toumpeli, Lucy-May Turner & Pankti Shah

Gayathri Anthey

Claudia Chiavazza & White Bai

Jean Zeng & Zimeng Jia

Yangyang Wu & Xueqi Bai
Special thanks to
Alberto Ajelli / Anna Kehrer / Azza Wielach / Ell Flynn / Kate Jenkins / Pablo Grattoni / Yileng Yin / Zeina Boukhaled

Andrew Haslam / Cathy Gale / Max Ryan / Naho Matsuda / Tao Lin