Modern art at times gets monotonous and wants me to take a break and go back to the purist, pristine warmth of watercolors. Not other medium satiates my artistic senses more than a well done piece of watercolor painting. I like the way it misbehaves on paper. That moment when it refuses to listen to you and ends up in attractive textures and washes is ecstatic. So, recently when I decided to do a series of watercolors, I could not think of a better subject than Kashmir, a place of my birth and belonging. And I did not want to paint the usual picture postcard type of images of that place. I wanted to showcase imagery that was normally not noticed. And this endeavor would continue beyond this series. I will add scores of similarly themed new watercolors in the times to come. These works are extremely special to me and I hope they become so for you too.
Aab Rang means water color in Kashmiri, hence the title for this show.