Layout was started in 2010 in New Delhi by a group of artists interested in making site-specific installations working mostly with construction material, influenced by the DIY culture. The artists are concerned with creating a specific cultural landscape whose character is influenced by the geological structure, history and culture of the environment in which the work is created. They draw inspiration from technology in order to create a vision of reality expressed solely through hypothetical projects. The members are M. Pravat, Navid Tschopp, Sayantan Maitra Boka and Susanta Mandal.

M. Pravat is a painter from Baroda who has exhibited widely in India and internationally and participated in innumerable shows in India and abroad.

Swiss artist Navid Tschoff uses his art and architecture training to engage the field between Orient and Occident and explore the many layers between image and action.

Sayantan Maitra Boka trained as an architect and heads the interactive design firm, Illusion In Motion He also works with NGO Shelter Promotion Council (India) to produce public art festivals in India. The focus of Susanta Mandal’s recent mixed media installations is on the concept of energy. The collective has showed in the Kochi Biennale, at the Devi Art Foundation in Gurgaon and the Kiran Nader Museum, Noida.