SYED KASHIF AHMAD
I was born in 1982 in Lucknow, UP a state of India. I grew up with my parents and two brothers, though most of my life I lived out in hostels. In my early ages I grew up in beautiful surroundings of Mussoorie.
The images transferred on to the canvas here are replete with nature that substitutes the external one translating feeling and emotions. I strongly believe art should energize and revitalize you along with giving you peace and pleasure.
PART OF MY ACHIEVEMENTS
§ Solo Exhibition at Hotel Taj Palace, Delhi (July 2010)
§ “EYES AGAINST SPECTRUM” sold at Solo Exhibition Taj Palace
§ “BREATH WATCHING” sold at Solo Exhibition Hotel Taj Palace
§ “LADY PRINCESS” procured by Hotel Taj Palace
§ “STORM APPROACHING” purchased by a USA customer.
§ “THAT BURNING EVENING” sold in UK.
§ “THE ORANGE WALL” purchased by Absolutes BPO
§ “THE CONCRETE” part of 9th Indian Art Exhibition in Indonesia
I always carried very specific eye for detail where ever I lived or worked. My creations share a love of realism and rustic pattern, mix of colors like blue, orange and grey that continues to be part of me.
The creations are about the inner journey, one that portrays about a personal response to the landscape. Exploration, observation and careful thoughts are the key to success. Ideally there should be some interaction between size of the objects and horizon. Good composition is to judge what to leave out as it is and where to lay the detailing. For example, a greater depth of a field can be achieved by applying subdued colors and tones in the distance.
I have a long relation with nature, probably since my childhood. I ask you, “where is the realism of yesterday?” One should not forget the way our forefathers use to tap it on their canvas.
Do you know the life they lived, the man made structures slowly creeping into the earth, smoke from the chimney of the mill floating up at an angle?
John Cage very well said, “We need not destroy the past. It has gone.”