View In Room
View In Room
Edition of 3
Dimensions: 94cm (H) x 78.7cm (W) / 37" (H) x 31" (W)
Note: Actual colours may vary due to photography & computer settings.
WHO AM I? A Series of Waterless Lithographs
The Who Am I? series of works stem from a personal quest of searching for the essence of my identity. Being born on one continent, raised in another, born to one set of parents, raised by others caused much confusion along with a questioning of my identity.
Where were my roots? And Who Am I?
My parents’ roots too had been lost due to Partition – and so this internal emotional unrest, with a quest to find a satisfying answer to the existential question began and I have explored it through my art and I continue to do so.
Here in these works I portray the different masks we wear to fit into the different roles we play as parents, spouses, preachers, teachers, friends, lovers etc. Each role carries its own mask and each is a valid aspect of our greater whole, all these parts and more are facets of our whole being.
I soon came to realise it is a question which many of ask as some point in our lives.
Who Are We Really?
The 3rd image is a detail shot taken from the metal plate it was drawn on before printing it off onto paper.
Who Am I? is no 2/3 and has been exhibited at Bankside Gallery, London and The Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, London June 2017 where Ed 1/3 was sold. 2/3 and 3/3 are available with slight variations as they are hand printed. 2/3 is framed and 3/3 is unframed.
In this series there are other colour options.
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Based in: London
Originally from India, brought up in London, lived in Paris, Singapore, Provence, Goa and now back in London. I have worked in a variety of industries all related to the arts and aesthetics and wellbeing.
I put my life experiences into the expressions of my art. I am a spiritual person by nature where introspection, meditation and healing play important roles.
My work is intuitive in nature where my inner world becomes my outer expression. Being a therapist and an artist, the two come together, converge, sometimes collide. While some work has an expansive exploration, with a series entitled ‘Cosmic Egg’, incorporating text, another reflects on an existential question, Who am I? In all cases the works are reflections of my inner canvas presenting a deeply personal series of works.
I use a variety of techniques including printmaking, collage, mark-making and Asian calligraphy inspired techniques, with inks, acrylic paints, charcoal, graphite and pastels on paper. I have also created small format artist books. My works are abstract and express reflections, observations and encounters, such a recent series on Rape in India entitled ‘Shakti Rising’. My colour palette sometimes is restricted emphasising the nature of the subject, red, black and white. Texture also plays an important role for me, as I am inspired by nature - weathered wood, tree bark, pebbles but also my travels to Japan and India.
My inner questioning led me to explore ‘Who am I ?’ which resulted in a series of A1 size prints in black and white depicting the ‘masks we wear’ printed on acetate but also on fabric which i will expand into surface design.
Whatever I make I feel strongly about. My series on rape was a gut-wrenching experience.
I have been influenced by the works of Joseph Cornell, Jenny Holzer, Barbara Kruger and Julie Mehrutu. And I resonate with the words of Picasso. ‘Painting is a blind man’s profession, he paints not what he sees but he feels’.
I meditate, listen, feel and then create.
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