q) Can you
describe your path to being an artist? When did you really get into it?
a)Painting is my
childhood passion but got to know it from close when i was in art college and
saw the various Exhibitions . Freedom involved was the basic pull.
q) Describe your
ideals and how they manifest in your work.
a)W De Kooning,
Francis Bacon, other German artists and F N Souza from India did
influence my work to a great extent. My work relates Expressionism with bold
strokes and aggressive ,vivid themes. At times i also see myself inspired by
tribal arts from Africa.
q) Is music a
part of your studio time? What do you listen to?
a)Yes, I need
loud music when I work. It is usually something which can be easily understood
without taking much attention . The hot peppy songs with dance beats are my favourite at this time.
q) How would you
describe your work to someone?
happening within the spaces. Colour pallatte is very important to me. Colours
are vibrant. I use thick impasto. The Faces have mouths wide open as if
screaming, shouting or confronting also with sexual gestures. Figures are
entwined. There are animalistic forms too .
Actions like Dancing Smoking, sipping and kissing are there. I believe
life is all about playing,celebrating and relationships .
a)I am least
influenced by Indian Art and the reason is it is slow and has religious themes
with earthy colours in most of the cases.
Yet I am more impressed
by the western and European artists simply because they are bold .
I believe in the
global trends which display multiplicity
in Experimentation & medium.
q) Describe your
process for creating new work.
a)Each time i
start with something new, I check on myself that it should not be repetitive.
It should have a new colour scheme.
q) What advice do you have for artists looking
to show their work?
a)I believe in experimentation. I see artist
displaying works quiet repetitive in terms of medium , size ,themes and
strokes. So, my idea is to show something new every time. There’s no point
inviting people to show yet another series which is a lookalike. Also one can
add some installation or 3 dimensinal work which credits your series to break
the monotony of a solo show. Don’t show too often.
q) What are you
really excited about right now?
a) Right now I
am taking a short summer break and i am really excited about this plus I am
constructing my own studio space which is surrounded by sprawling greens.
q) What do you
love most about where you live?
a)I see various
birds around myself, though I also luv these stray dogs, cats and various other
animals in the colony park in front .I
luv their sounds , their struggle for survival and the way they play . The
trees are beautiful. Especially at this time of year they are blooming with
pure cadmium yellow colour flowers. When i am moving in the city there are all
kinds of coloured trees which I believe are ecxeptionally beautiful. Lot of kids playing around this area makes the day
q) Best way to
spend a day off?
a)with a close
friend chilling and going shopping
around in the city
a)there are two
group shows coming up and one solo show this year and another one in the next
q) Where can people see more of your work on the