I perceive of Art
Over the 10 years I have painted, evolved. What I painted thirty years ago looks obsolete now. What I conceive now, is so distant from say, just the last decade. Non-representational forms do not satisfy my artistic sensitivity any more. My travels and experiences have changed my attitude and concepts.
My stay in Singapore not only brought me close to the rhythm of sea waves, but taught me to be `better than the best'. Japan showed me that true beauty lay in Nature alone. Their closeness to nature was evident in creations of bonsai, miniature paintings and gardens, where the smallest space could contain a suggestion of so much and yet be so aesthetic. My creativity was further enriched by the study of rural life in India.
Amidst such serenity lay calm and solace. My creativity took a turn
to portraying realistic art forms which speak for themselves. Vivacious
rural folks in colorful attire. Folks that are contented and relaxed
despite adversities and blissfully ignorant of the urban tensions.
Through folk expressions I convey my emotions and love for life and
embark on a sentimental journey --far from the maddening hustle bustle
of urban life.
While painting I do not understand what creative processes I am undergoing or which influences are working on me. Only when I exhibit with a desire to communicate with the outside world, looking at my works in totality, I realise where I have arrived and what I perceive of life. ....Perhaps I love to live with natural beauty and harmony from which I derive greatest pleasure.