Artist Profile

As an Indian contemporary artist living in diaspora, memory and cultural identity inform my work. There is a stronger need to rewind to the past and reconnect with roots. Similarities and contrasts, old and new, spiritualism and pragmatism – all intersect and connect in the absence of boundaries to create a contemporary outlook. Human psyche intrigues me. My art explores nuances of the psychological and social landscape around me through a process of reflection and meditation.

Eyes wide open…a heightened understanding of the universe through increased visual, peripheral and metaphysical perception. When ignorance gives way to a new consciousness, the mind calms down, yet at the same instant it experiences a dramatic transformation. This consciousness of self and its inner potential, in relation to surroundings, becomes the context of my work. Forms appear symbolically, awaiting answers to unspoken questions, in layers, almost dreamlike. Water, as an allegorical reference to the formless, all-encompassing and cyclical nature of the soul, features strongly in my recent work.

Many years of working as a formally trained designer, I am tuned to the exploration of media and materials and enjoy working on techniques to manipulate them. The need to innovate drives me to create art that is at once singular and non-conforming to familiar genres. I work primarily with acrylics on canvas, and enjoy experimenting with additive mediums and techniques to create dimensional effects. Currently I am also practicing encaustic art and printmaking.

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EXHIBITIONS

2017

RE:ARTISTE 'Transformation', Finalist, Gallery MC, New York City.

Art Fast, 9-Day Creative Challenge, New York City.

Karnataka Chitrakala Parishath, Bangalore, India.

Art of the Flower Open Juried Show, Philadelphia Sketch Club, Philadelphia.

“Dharma in the 21st century”, West Windsor Arts Council, Princeton Junction, NJ.

Speakeasy Soiree Art Auction, West Windsor Arts Council, Princeton Junction, NJ.

2016

Clio Art Fair, New York City.

IAAC Exhibition of Contemporary Indian Art of the Diaspora 2016, Flushing Town Hall, NY.

IAAC Exhibition of Contemporary Indian Art of the Diaspora 2016, Kapoor Galleries, New York City.

Wondrous On Witherspoon, Princeton, NJ.

IAAC Erasing Borders 2016, The Jan Hus Presbyterian Church Sanctuary, New York City.

IAAC Erasing Borders 2016, The Center for Contemporary Art, Bedminster, NJ.

‘My Paradise’, Juried show at West Windsor Arts Council, Princeton Junction, NJ.

37th Annual Juried Art Exhibition at the Monmouth Museum, NJ.

Annual Domenic DiStefano Memorial Works on Paper Exhibition, Philadelphia Sketch Club, Philadelphia.

'Generations X: Razzle Dazzle', A.I.R. Gallery, Brooklyn, NY.

2015

'Off the Wall’, West Windsor Arts Council, Princeton Junction, NJ.

'Photo-Transformations', West Windsor Arts Council, Princeton Junction.

IAAC Erasing Borders 2015, Hammond Museum, North Salem, New York.

IAAC Erasing Borders 2015, Williamsburg Art & Historical Center, Brooklyn, New York.

IAAC Exhibition of Contemporary Indian Art of the Diaspora 2015, Flushing Town Hall, NY.

West Windsor Arts Council, Princeton Junction. Donation of artwork for Fundraising Auction.

'Inspiration Point', West Windsor Arts Council, Princeton Junction.

2014

‘Off The Wall’. West Windsor Arts Council, Princeton Junction.

Communiversity 2014. Princeton University/ Arts Council of Princeton, NJ.

3rd Annual See.Me: ‘Year In Review’. See.Me Art Gallery, New York.

2013

‘Small Art: Big Impact’. Manhattan Arts International, New York. Received the Award of Excellence.

'Generations IX: The Red/Pink Show', A.I.R. Gallery, Brooklyn, NY.

2010

Karnataka Chitrakala Parishath, Bangalore, India.

2009

Renaissance Gallerie, Bangalore, India.

 
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