I am neither of the East nor of the West, no boundaries exist within my breast. 

                                                                Rumi​​

The act of painting as an enriching and a soulful process, a non-verbal and visual means of communicating with the subconscious.It allows us to totally get absorbed with our inner being, where we can withdraw from the world and connect with the unconscious.

Our hidden self. 

 

My work over time has been a therapeutical journey for the mind and the soul. My artistic impetus has been influenced by  the Northern Romantic painters, Caspar David Friedrich’s soulful sublime images and J.W.M Turner’s Thespian, dramatically contrasting darks against luminous tones that imbue emotions. Both sway between sublimity, serenity and awe-inspiring beauty. Similarly, Rothko’s ethereal canvases evoke a spirituality through mysterious broken blocks of colour and luminous layers of light that weaves in and out of the gaps, offering the viewer an experience of transcendence. Whilst it’s always interesting to explore others work, my Indian heritage and my upbringing in Africa  has influenced my painting from a deeper space within.

 

For last twenty-five years, I have used painting as a creative and a therapeutical tool for self-analysis and higher awareness. Each of my canvases aims to offer the viewer the pleasure of the imagination, where the viewer sees more than just a recognisable forms. Both Friedrich’s and Turner’s work offer us hidden dialogues, the pleasure of the imagination .

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