Monday, November 16, 2020

Here and There - Series

This series of works were done in late 2016 and 2017. This is also a series which I like to revisit once in a while and I have been trying to add more works in this series every year.
I used to do mostly monochrome works in my early art days and I used yellow ochres and browns a lot. 
Then there came a stage when I felt overwhelmed by the browns and wanted to break free from it. That was also a time when I was drawn towards colours, especially blue. 
The first work posted here was one such work , which is like a transition period.
I have used my once beloved yellow ochre and brown but also my tryst with blue started from this period. 

This series is also my effort to break away from chess and my style of minimalism and put them into paper the conflicts and conundrums that goes on in my mind and giving them a form. 



Sunday, September 20, 2020

Uneven - Series


This series of paintings were made in late 2018 and early 2019. Like everyone else, I go through cycles or stages where I am either feeling 
very confident about my life and my work and practically all my life choices and then there are phases when I question each and every decisions that I have ever made and the decisions that I am about to make and am in constant dilemma. I am sure that most of us are like that.  We all have what some call the Impostor Syndrome. 

I have had days when I wake up feeling really good and thinking that today is the day I will conquer the world and just within a span of small period I feel like I am the biggest loser and feel so lost. But at the same time there are days when I wake up fearing and dreading facing life and then something happens and all of a sudden I gain back my confidence. This uneven path is what life is all about. If life was just a smooth path, we wouldn't have appreciated it at all. 

These paintings represents that uneven path of life and the kind of dilemma that one faces. We are after all just humans and emotions are what makes us just who we are. Our lives are not a perfect smooth road but an uneven path where we traverse through. We find beauty, happiness, contentment in unusual situation, unusual places and unusual circumstances. We know how to move on despite the problems.

P.S. I do not think of a philosophy and start painting , nor do I think of an explanation after I finish a work. These things just happens on its own. The paintings and the philosophy behind the work just juxtapose on its own sometimes during the work, sometimes before the work and sometimes after a long time after the work has been finished. Often times the game of chess, the patterns and the rules of the game inspires me, just like in this series but that does not happens in all my works.

Thursday, July 2, 2020

Blog Comeback

Since I have been absent from this blogging scene from so long I thought that my comeback post should start from something divine. Hence posting this picture of Lord Buddha. Cats are complimentary with the picture though. I may not be a religious person but I feel that we all need some divine intervention at this time of pandemic. So posting this picture of my painting and praying that may lord Buddha bless us with some peace and good health. 

This is an old mixed media work. I started off with acrylics but midway through I began to feel the pressure of not getting the right finishing. Hence i started using oils and it was probably a very good idea as the oils provided a good texture to an otherwise flat canvas. Half of this painting is acrylics and the Buddha part and the writing parts are all oils.

The blues and the oranges are a perfect combination and they bring out the best in each in this work I feel. What do you think of this work of mine? Please do comment and share your opinions below.

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Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Here and There - Series

This series of works were done in late 2016 and 2017. This is also a series which I like to revisit once in a while and I have been trying t...