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
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 ]