This abstract collage series '14 X 20 cm' is about perception. The artist plays with black pieces of ruled paper creatively, changing the orientation, depicting a variety of interesting forms that can be created with one rectangular paper. One 14 x 20 cm paper can be altered into different geometric patterns.
Artist's Statement: We always get attracted to different things at different stages. As a child we are attracted to toys, then as we grow up we get attracted to books or games or food and gradually to other things in life which are sometimes good looking or something you may say steals your attention. What does Attraction mean? Attraction means the action or power of evoking interest in or liking for someone or something. But there are some attractions that can be dangerous or fatal to oneself. Nature is such a wonderful creation of God that there are in-numerous such things that are very attractive yet fatal. My concept of painting is based on these fatal attractions found in nature. There are various species of plants which have one very strong element in them that attract insects towards them. These plants are known as carnivorous plants as they feed on the insects that get trapped in them. I work towards abstraction or simplification of the subject. Keeping the concept of attraction intact, I try using natural objects like shells or layering of thick paints that resemble my elements.
Artist's Statement: I have also been voicing my concerns through paintings; My lost memory is a series of works inspired by my own experience and my responses to the rapid changes and globalization occurring in the world; its impact on developing cities. I look at my hometown of Bikaner where there is rampant vandalism of heritage structures in the name of development. My work narrates my experiences of these lost places and objects. Which have been very priceless to me since my childhood and have become synonymous with my identity. Each work depicts an image of an era gone by from architecture ruins to cultural symbols.
Just as a single ray of light throws a spectrum of colours, human life is full of myriad emotions. A single thought or act can lead to a chain of events. It may give purpose to life as one looks at the meaning of existence and how to draw a line between exciting and mundane. One can avoid getting drawn into the vortex of dreary existence with no dreams and goals, and look at the wide gamut of possibilities life has given them. What looks uncertain to begin with becomes crystal clear as one strives to realise the dreams. Once achieved, the desired target becomes a milestone in a person’s life, making one reflect on the path taken to get there.
In the present world and time that we live in, it is a contrast to our subconscious state of mind to somehow agree to the fact that spaces apart from the one congenial to us may also exist. These spaces possibly exist well within our peripheries of known spaces. One does not need to look out for a space elsewhere. In the imagination of it, it might well be perceived that these spaces may stand or exist on linear collision of imaginative geometrical patterns, interwoven into lines or shapes known or unknown to us. In Between Parallel Lines synchronizes the fidelity of those beliefs in summation. We as individuals look for spaces to expand our thoughts or our boundaries or simply expand our imaginative concentration beyond what is normal. To my appeal of recent experiments, I find that we are intrigued very closely by “Son- et- lumiei” which brings us one step closer to interact with two of our essential 5 senses. While knowing these senses in length we tend to undermine our subconscious and through these experiments I find the ligaments of torn consciousness rekindle the findings of forms through light and sound. Sound being an external source, helps in determining the essentials of light with light comes the contrast and the melange is the outcome of forms from the subconscious. In between parallel spaces is an observant to contemporary 21st century thought provoking issues which questions authority of, a way of life that questions existence in spaces which have been chosen to live in and or to disintegrate from. All of it is the ultimate concentration of another imaginative fragment of existence on a parallel.
Artist's Statement: While shooting landscapes in the Isle of Skye, Scotland, this abandoned wheel barrow caught my attention. I went in close with my wide angle for this one. Available as a limited edition of 30 prints only.