Born and brought up in a lower middle class family, I had keen interest in art from my childhood — a soul stimulated by art from the very beginning. My studies took the same route, and many great masters continue to inspire me. SH Raza, MF Husain, Nandalal Bose, KG Subramanyan, Rabindranath Tagore, Jackson Pollock, VS Gaitonde, HA Gade and Jackson Pollock are just a few names. I constantly borrow ideas from them and contemporary masters, and am also fascinated by Indian Mughal paintings and classic miniatures. But my main inspiration to create art comes from nature and my surroundings, forming almost a constellation of ideas manifesting experiences, an attempt to notice the fragments that exist around me and go unnoticed. Aesthetically speaking, I compose fictional works of nature, fantasy and self-expression. Discipline is also important to hone skill in art. I do want to enhance my knowledge and continue to gain experience. Most of my work is done in panels, which I find challenging and creative. Nowadays, I am also working on a series using papers of old books and students’ copies. My colors come from rural inspiration, and I don’t like lustrous hues and textures — mine are more rugged, coming from my roots. I am ever inspired by the sun, which gives me energy abstraction, and I am also researching intangible forms of nature, while experimenting with textures, forms and color balance, wherein I hope to develop some innovative research. Art has the nature of innovation embedded in it, and cannot be bound by the thread of just its subject. It is momentary cognition and pure imagination, transcending the spontaneity and changes in our subconscious mind. I feel art is pure expression and equal to meditation, as it is beyond reality.
Meet the Artist:
|By Artwork Type||Painting|
|Artwork care||do not wash|
|Packaging details||box packing, bubble wrap|
|Medium||Mix Media On Wood|