International workspace program,NARS Foundation ,NY, 2015, 7 months
The Art Student League Residency ,NY, 2014, 1 month
UNESCO Bursary, Camac ,France, 2013, 2 months
Camac Residency,France, 2012, 1 month
B.A (fine arts),Gold medalist with distinction, 2001, 3 years
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
efa,studio for arts ,studio 510,Manhattan ,New York, 2015, march 2016
My work speaks the language through lines with expression, it looks like going deep into depth in search of peace by keeping the simplicity and profound expression . It generally attracts viewers to compare it with their everyday reality showing truth including feeling and vision. Moreover, drawing ,mix media ,glass sculptures and installations represents the confessional art with minimum lines of different colors and different texture on different shapes in the form of minimal art . The meditative mind enhances lines to present the flow in feelings and express moods in the joining lines .
As lines are the foundation of every art school and bringing line into motion ,helps me to present my expressions and bring results. Possibly, it takes hours to days and weeks in studio to bring out the best results on any pre decided base . I am using 2D base and 3D space , to get more projection on work.Now the work on glass with facets motivating my style to move forward.
These works represents the feelings ,thoughts arising in me .In fact ,during the period of working ,my mind follows these questions such as how the thoughts are working ? How the situation is getting biased? How the conflicts and collisions are happening between the thoughts? How the conscious mind is bringing the state of meditation to come to unconscious level and putting me at that point where everything is taking into lines to present inner feelings. These lines are motivating me ,to bring them alive . Slowly slowly while working , I am getting in love with these lines and this experience is giving me relief in mind.
I follow the path of inspiration from childhood to adult for growth and direction , as since childhood I got fascinated by the culture ,colorful cloths ,folk art ,tribal art and many kind of art of Rajasthan (state of India) and my belongings to Himalayas keeps me spiritual and simple. Keeping focus on the recent work , inspiration also comes from childhood visual memory from tribal art of India where rural ladies draw figures and different features by using triangles, lines and circles on the walls ,floor and courtyards.
As far as artists motivation is concern I would say Indian artists such as S.H Raza,F.N Souza and M.F Hussain and international artists Picasso, Dubuffet, Pollock, and the abstract contemporary Danish artists (worked and did residencies for 5 years ) .Among all, Picasso and his techniques encourage me the most , from expressive signature of mine to rhythmic flow in figures,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 Ryman , Robert Morris, Richard Tuttle and more are inspiring me .
Learning from Himalayan masters and continuing meditation from last 12 years is bringing changes in me . It results , loving all creatures and believing in mother earth with no boundaries of countries .Basically ,this feeling is driving me to come close to others through easiest way as I do through depicting line's lauguage.I would say considering this nature ,promoting my visual and inner inspiration , getting stored consciously and unconsciously in my mind are breathing and cosmos .When concentration on breathing takes place it occupies space with aura and that space is generally projected as thick line in different time containting shapes. More, seeing the beauty of cosmos ncluding position of sun and stars. inspires as geometry in cosmos.
Three years back ,I was doing abstract figurative with expressionism ,but it was based on other subjects rather than myself .The quest of bringing self feelings on toile and to convey with others, brought the stage of minimal art ,moreover, this art perfectly matches my spiritual and meditative nature . That became the reason of bringing lines into form and presenting self through my own nature .
Considering future prospects, this work should move on progressively with catching up dimensions and different materials ,so that I could get the opportunity to present work in internationally renowned museums with world wide exhibitions ,it will help my work to be reviewed by internationally renowned art professionals .
I got identification of my work by presenting different shapes indicates different moments and the work of lines in it indicates the situation of my mind at that particular moment. The shapes contain lines which are presented in dimension with flow of feelings and showing the joined lines with focus of expression . Somewhere, the lines are put with complete figurative expressions as per required subjects as in two paintings "opportunity" and "planning ". I believe these points make my work unique and different . Moreover the projection of lines with different texture ,color ,different material and putting it on different base , reflect the vivid culture of my birth and living place.
As an artist representing lines with minimum usage ,more dimension and to bring out more feelings,make the work little tougher for me. Moreover ,This foundation of art (line) forcing my innerself continuously to elaborate it more and more expressive and broad way.
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