Hometown: New Delhi
Lives and Works: New Delhi
Tarini Ahuja (b.1990, India) was born and raised in New Delhi, India. She graduated from high school in New Delhi in 2009. After which she enrolled at Lasalle College of the Arts in Singapore where she completed her Foundation in Visual Arts in 2010 and graduated with a B.A. (Honors) in Fine Arts in 2013 from Goldsmith’s, University of London. On graduating she moved back to her hometown – New Delhi where she worked on a series of commissioned works for Sculpture Square Art Gallery in Singapore. She has exhibited her works in several shows in the Capital (India Habitat Centre, Lalit Kala Akademi) and Internationally (Singapore, Seoul, London). Her work is undergoing a transition due to her return to Delhi from Singapore. The drastic change of landscape has led her work to move from pristine whites, clerical greys, sensitive blues and garden greens to dusty, earthy shades, chaotic hues and dramatic contrasts. Along with being aesthetically pleasing, Tarini Ahuja’s work provides the viewer with a sense of positivity and peace. She aims to create, through her paintings a space for solace and reflection, an escape from the mundane. Her journey into understanding and consequently relishing the complex language of abstract art started with an idea. The idea that the language of Abstract art needs to be learnt through practice, exploration, patience and most importantly an open mind. She created her own visual language over a period of time through a series of rules and processes that turned in to a ‘code’. The medium of abstraction left her with enough space for spontaneity and impulse while the ‘code’ along with the concept of ‘Ma’ helped keep her relatively grounded and focused.