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Neema Lal

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20160702200302-stream_1
pravah, 2016 Steel Metal 18"X9"X0.3"
20170802052945-working-project
my moon in my lap (imagining presence), 2017 Digital Art, 900x 400 P
20160702051021-meto-aadya
metro aadya, 2016 Pastel,Water, Dry Pigment Color And Acyrlic Color On Paper Board 24" X 12" X 0.01"
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memmoire 2, 2017 Rust Metal , Acrylic On Wood 38"X 28"X 1,18"
20160702200917-memoirre
memmoire, 2016 Rust Metal And Wood , Acrylic And Texture White On Center Line 40"X 26"X 1,18"
20160827022610-two-sides-of-life
two sides of life Optical Glass With Lamination
20161118150225-image
Situation , 2016 Changing Lights Effect On Acrylic Sheet , Lights Led 32" X 30" X 2.5"
20150719132959-jeu_in_hamlet_1
Jeu in Hamlet, july 2015 Red Velvet Balls, Velvet Fibre And Paper Peices ,Board On Panel 33" X 25"
20160131213229-untitled-3
where is happiness, 2016 Board, Wood ,Resin And Beads 35"X21"
20160131214824-jeu-de-hamlet-4
jeu in hamlet 4( like halloween game), 2015 Cut Paper On Board , Velvet Fabric And Velvet Balls On Wood . 24" X 35"
20150929005200-jeu-in-hemlet-p2
jeu in hamet 2, sep 2015 Board, Wood,Papers, Fibre Balls And Fibre Cloth 29" X 24"
20160702191140-blue-crystal-
blue crystal , 2015 Optical Glass, Glass Color 4.5" X3.5" X 3"
20160626145227-g-sc-3
glass with blue, 2016 Hot Glass , Cold Worked 6.5" X 5" X 4" © no
20160702193214-blue-crystal-p1
side view of blue crystal glass, 2015 Optical Glass , Glass Color 4.5" X3.5" X 3"
20150908005122-rose-in-glass-1
rose in crystal, aug 2015 Optic Glass 9"X2"X8"
20150914210540-rose-in-glass-p1-1
rose in crystal (side) , aug 2015 Optic Glass 9"X2"X8" © no
20160702191646-glass-sculpture-blue-1
blue in glass, 2016 Hot Glss , Cold Work 7.5 " X 4.5" X 3" © no
20150717154120-shape-glass-p1_6x2x4
glass work 1, june 2015 Hot Glass,Glass Color 9"X7'x 4" © no
20150719130116-shappe-in-glass-p1
glass work p 2 Hot Glass © no
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Memmoire 2
20150519164618-pic-31
hidden love, 2015 Velve Fibre , Copper Resin Fibre,Styrene Foam On Panel 33" X 29"
20150719130312-love_all
Love all, 2015 Velvet ,Resin Fabric, Styrene On Panel 35" X 29"
20150509194357-see-all-4
see all 4, 2015 Gold Metallic Mirror Paper ,Velvet Fibre, Foam Board On Panel 37" X28"
20150504163314-see-all-1
see all, 2015 Mirror Metallic Paper, Velvet Fibre Cloth,Foam Board On Panel 35" X 25"
20150317200435-see-all-2
see all 2, 2015 Mirror Paper , Japenese Paper ,Foam Board On Hard Board 36" X 26" © no
20150108030935-celebrations-in-childhood
celebrations memory, 2015 Acrylic And Mix Media On Hard Foam Board 25" X 19" © no
20150225174438-childhood-in-rajasthan__2_
Childhood memory, 2014 Acrylic And Mix Media On Hard Foam Board 24" X 18" © no
20150218181643-experiencing-on-way-2
experiencing on way 2, 2015 Mix Media On Plastic Board 31" X 21" © no
20150220183424-exp-on-way
experiencing on way 1, 2015 Mix Media On Plastic Board 27" X 20" © no
20150112171239-opportunity-1
opportunity ( figure), 2014 Mix Media On Canvas 40"X35" © no
20150218182409-planning-1
planning (sitting figure), 2014 Acrylic On Canvas 28" X 37" © no
20150218192618-lost-in-fields-_flashback_
lost in fields 1 , 2014 Acrylic On Hard Foam Board 14' X 21" © no
20150306014650-lost-in-fields-2_flashback_
lost in fields 2, 2014 Acrylic On Hard Foam Board 12" X 19" © no
20141213215412-loud
loud, 2014 Acrylic Color On Black Paper 18" X 8"
20141213214703-sleep
sleep, 2014 Drawing ,Minimal 18" X 8" © no
20150228205955-struggle-and-experience
experience(wall inst), 2015 Board And Mix Media 55" X 48' X 1'' © no
20141116184955-enter
entering new phase, 2014 Pen And Acrylic On Paper 12" X 23" © cover
20141213220219-charm
charming moment, 2014 Acrylic ,Pen ,Ink On Paper 14" X 22" © cover
20150216173904-experience
experience 1, 2014 Pen On Paper © cover
20150112173625-converse_in_emptiness
converse in emptiness 1, aug 2014 Pen And Ink On Paper 8" X22" © cover
20141116184937-welcome
welcoming new members, 2014 Pen And Acrylic On Paper 11" X 23" © cover
20150216174005-experience-3
experiience 2, 2014 Pen On Paper © cover
20150112211510-lal_neema_2
converse in emptiness, 2014 Pen And Ink On Paper 20"X14" © cover
20141221162811-solace
solace sorrow, 2014 Pen ,Ink On Paper 22" X 14" © cover
20150216174323-exprience-2
experience 3, 2014 Pen On Paper © cover
20160102235832-studio_-efa
studio 510 Efa Center
20150113185029-intro
Intro in NY (installation)(figure), 2015 Acrylic ,Pen On Door Foam Board 51"X 36" X 2" © no
20150113221720-intro-2
Intro in NY 2(installation)(figure), 2015 Acrylic ,Pen On Door Foam Board 39" X 40" X 2.5" © no
20150113200439-confession-
confession 1 (installation), 2014 Acrylic On Door Foam Board 56"X 38" X1" © no
20150113184255-confession-2
confession 2 (installation), 2014 Duck Tape On Wall 108" X 108" © no
20150113222919-img_2906
nars studio front view
Quick Facts
Birthplace
Himalaya
Birth year
1980
Lives in
Brooklyn and Gurgaon
Works in
Sculpture,Installations ,drawings ,mix media, in different materials
Schools
Gallery artist ,Roaskildegalleriet,Denmark, 2001, solo and group exhibitions , only for Gallery
International workspace program,NARS Foundation ,NY, 2014, Studio workspace program, 7 months
UNESCO Bursary, Camac ,France, 2013, 2 months , Residency Bursary
Camac Residency,France, 2012, 1 month, Residency Brusary
B.A (fine arts),Gold medalist with distinction, 2001, 3 years, Rajasthan University
M.A(fine arts) ,U.C.A canterbury &Farnham ,U.K, 2008, selected
corning museum of glass,workshop, 2015, workshop
Pilchuck glass workshop, Washington, 2015, 1 month workshop
The Art Students League of New York, 2014, Residency Bursary
efa,studio for arts ,studio 510,Manhattan ,New York, 2016, studio workspace
Representing galleries
Gallery Garvey and Simon art access , Gallery Quill and Canvas, Marwah Studio MEC Gallery, Gallery Roskildegalleriet, Gallery art Etern
Tags
minimal, exhibition/performance
Updated work pls visit https://www.instagram.com/neemaradha/

 

Artist Statement

Starting elements in art: lines and shapes. In my work these elements are playing important role; referring confession, representation of situations (political, general and social) and conceptualization through Indicative Simulacrum; minimal forms projecting against race, gender and temporary visual body.

Basically, these lines are coming into existence by practicing on lines (foundation of every art school), studying on Picasso’s works and following the cultural influence of Himalayan Tradition: Sankya language (a language of point, lines and triangles i.e. Sri Vidhya yantra).

These lines are drawn to converse with people, to deliver messages through indication and show the representation of situation, which helps me to connect with viewers through energy (exist in all of us). I have found it generally attracts viewers, to compare it with their everyday reality, showing truth including feeling and vision (after hearing the statement of one of the viewer of artwork). In short, I am working, to present and represent oneness.

Bringing correlation between lines and shapes in my work, lines indicate mind waves and shape indicates related time moment with space. I generally store thoughts as a purpose of new creation and when I start depicting, I do it with blank mind (influenced by meditative mind), it promotes the flow of sentiments with expressive mood, representing in particular moment. Sometimes line decides the shape and sometime shape encourages the lines. In brief, I can say, conditions are affecting thoughts and sometimes thoughts are making their own mood, during particular moment in time.

Curiosity of presenting inner stored impressions through lines follows these questions: how are thoughts generating in mind? Why are thoughts changing mood? Why is the mind reacting and producing feelings? How are feelings dominating minor conditions? How's the situation affecting conscious mind? And how's unconscious mind dominating the situation?  

Why to assess lines in modern life style?  Projecting lines in different shapes also supports certain design of modern interiors and modern architecture. More, assists viewer to feel it and involve it in daily life.

Concerning contemporary art world, one of its part; minimal, which is expanding. And working on minimal keeps me connected with present.

Analyzing over all work: lines with feelings or subjective indications in the voluminous shape and expression on angle between the lines (which are formed into forms) assist me to say, most of the feelings and conversation can be expressed by just angles with lines, this action is also in process with upcoming oeuvres of multimedia, digital works, space covering installations and installations with art performances.

Pointing on media with art performance, my focus is on “Meditation with Patanjali Yoga sutra.”, which is a series of more than 11 parts (i.e it is starting with mind and proceeding towards meditation and yoga effects on body, energy and brain), which also includes the affects of social and cultural conditions influencing female artist in home place and the places which are coming in contact. The series of performance can be considered as, revealing the secrets of brain, meditative empowerment on brain and yoga effects on body.

Focusing on time taken in studio; working process generally takes hours to days and weeks, to bring out the best results on any predefined base. Preferably, it depends on, what space I choose, to get the projection on.

Inspirations in conscious level; follow the path of motivations from childhood to adult for growth and direction. My childhood was fascinated by the culture, colorful cloths, folk art, tribal art and different type of art of Rajasthan (state of India) i.e. visual memories of tribal art of India, where rural ladies draw figures and features by using triangles, lines and circles on the walls, floor and courtyards. And my belongings with Northern part of Himalayas keep me spiritual and simple. Moreover being a intermediate student of mathematics with science, always keep my influences effected by geometry, architecture and science.

As far as artist's motivation is concern, I would say earlier Indian artists such as S.H Raza, F.N Souza and M.F Hussan motivate me. Considering earlier international artists Picasso, Dubuffet and Pollack are my inspirations. More abstract contemporary Danish artists (worked and did residencies for 5 years) also influence me. Among all, Picasso, his techniques encourage me the most, concerning expressive signature to rhythmic flow in lines and shapes. Not limited to earlier artists, incitement is necessary for progress, as this era's contemporary artists such as Anish Kapoor, Frank Stella, Richard Serra, Sol Lewitt, Donald Judd, Brice Marden, Robert Morris, Richard Tuttle and more are inspiring me. 

Motivation through life experiences, learning from Himalayan masters and continuing meditation from last 14 years is bringing changes in me. As a result, I perceive, loving all creatures and believing in mother earth with no boundaries of countries. Concluding this, I would say, evolving this nature is motivating my visual and inner inspiration, more keeping me always on and helping me to have connection with viewers.

Four years back, I was doing abstract figurative with expression, but it was based on other subjects rather than me. The quest of bringing self sentiments on toile and conveying with others, brought the stage of minimal art, moreover, this art perfectly goes with my spiritual nature.

Considering future projects, the work is progressively adopting dimensions with traditional textile, modern fabric/material (specially for making  fashion costumes, to project against gender), natural substances inclusion of scientific involvement, crystal lead glasses, multimedia, giant sculptures/installation and more so that the work could come in notice of masses through international platforms of art and can be reviewed by renowned art professionals.

The identification of work comes by presenting different shapes which represent different moments and lines which indicate the situation of my mind in particular moments. The shapes are voluminous and lines are presented in dimensional way, to give flow of feelings. Impressions of visual images inspire me to give complete figurative expressions. Doing works with concept behind, make my work distinctive and different. Moreover the projection with different texture, color, different material and using different bases, reflects the vivid culture of my birth and living place.

As an artist, representing lines with minimum usage and dimension, and to bring out feelings, it makes the work challenging. Moreover, lines are forcing my inner self to generate more and more in a expressive and broad way.

[ Key purpose, unknown, untold, unseen inner happenings, energy waves like thoughts in human body, can be visible through art and these waves are able to spread permanent truth of oneness ]

Neema

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