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Srividya Kannan Ramachandran

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Soham (I am that) , 2014 Oil On Canvas 5 Canvases Total 48 In X 36 In (At The Highest) © Srividya Kannan Ramachandran
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Kalaratri and Katyayani, 2015 Oil On Canvas 48 In X 30 In © Srividya Kannan Ramachandran
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Shanti (peace), 2016 Acrylic On Canvas 72 In X 36 In © Srividya Kannan Ramachandran
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At the end of many lives I (Bahunam Janmanamante) , 2016 Acrylic On Canvas Diptych Total 96 In X 36 In © Srividya Kannan Ramachandran
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And questions remain sexier than answers, 2016 Acrylic On Canvas 36 In X 48 In © Srividya Kannan Ramachandran
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And questions remain sexier than answers II, 2016 Acrylic On Canvas 36 In X 48 In © Srividya Kannan Ramachandran
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Reawakening, 2015 Oil On Canvas Paper + Frame 24 In X 18 In (Unframed Dimension) © Srividya Kannan Ramachandran
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"Exegesis", 2016 Metal Print 60" X 24" © Srividya Kannan Ramachandran
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Seeing the wind, 2014 Photo Print On Metal 16 In X 24 In © Srividya Kannan Ramachandran
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"Finding Nemo" , 2015 Photograph 16" X24" © Srividya Kannan Ramachandran
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A tribute to George Bellows, 2017 Photograph © Srividya Kannan Ramachandran
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Blue meditations, 2016 Photograph Various Sizes Available © Srividya Kannan Ramachandran
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Greedy, 2014 Photo Print On Metal 24 In X 16 In © Srividya Kannan Ramachandran
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Tesselations, 2014 Photograph Various Sizes Available © Srividya Kannan Ramachandran
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Inner Reaches of Outer Space 2, 2014 Photo Print On Metal Various Sizes Available © Srividya Kannan Ramachandran
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There is a human inside each one of us, 2013 Photograph Various Sizes Available © Srividya Kannan Ramachandran
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The fear of falling does not stop me from learning how to fly, 2015 Mixed Media 30 In X 15 In © Srividya Kannan Ramachandran
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Lives in
New York, NY
Works in
New York, NY
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Artist Statement

The purpose of my art is to delight those who set aside searching for purposes in life, if only be so for the brief time they spend gazing at my work.

As a meditation student for the past three decades, I find that beneath the ever-running reductionist outer mind, we are all blessed with a silent mental substratum. Reposing in this substratum – termed ‘chitta’ in Sanskrit –  yields a serene sense of bliss as well as an effortless identification with a universal transcendent self. Deep grooves representing innate propensities are embedded in our sub-conscious and they impel and compel us to get agitated in Pavlovian reflexive fashion. These innate propensities prevent us from resting perpetually in this tranquil chitta.

The aim of my art then is to gently attenuate these propensities by directly coloring the chitta and inducing in it a sense of “impersonal” delight that is distinct from the usual responses of either personal joy or personal disappointment.

Since verisimilitude is processed and blocked off by our analytical outer mind, I concentrate on the abstract which by very nature has to be appreciated by our silent subconscious.  Art when perceived by this inner intuitive self, escapes the confines of the artist’s work itself and is reborn on every viewer’s gaze producing a unique effect within each individual.

Intending to serve as a personalized psychological therapeutic, I present my art to co-travelers who search with me for the kingdom of heaven on this very earth that we inhabit.