A thousand suns & a dull flame of desire
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The titles of the following pieces are "Waiting for love-Counting days",followed by "This dance without angst and fear"
They are on duvet covers of 4'.2"X6'.7" that I had found in the front yard of the building where I was living,Potsdam, Brandenburg.
My art emerges from living experience, and the absence of comfort zone leads to the creation of “AlterSpace.” Cultural re-location was a significant precursor to the exploration of spatial dimensions, thus beginning this search for AlterSpace.
AlterSpace comforts my absence of a corporeal comfort zone, encompasses completely, and provides the solace essential to live and to create.
My compositions emerge from nothingness; from the almost unknown come shapes, forms, colors and lines. Music, memories, emotional sensations and nostalgia work in tandem to create my visual vocabulary.
My approach to creative process, harboring instincts and impulses, becomes quite potent. Blankness takes over with the contradictory presence of various textures of thoughts, while music and other sources of inspirations conspire, shimmer and reflect to the end results of abstractions. The process is ritualistic and inspired by tradition: I compose art by sitting on the floor, using various media as offerings, like a Hindu priest.
The physicality of the whole act is tremendously enervating and exhausting. The beats and the rhythms of music and internal turbulence find a common voice in abstract “Tandav,” a kind of dance performed by Hindu God Shiva. It is a dance of destruction, of hackneyed ideas and superstitions, and a precursor to generation of new values and infinite and sublime distances.
These memories are potent enough to control my conscious and sub-conscious life. A sudden smell or taste triggers certain aspects of the past and leads to an outpouring of emotions, which need to be explored visually. The remembrance of the things past and present, and epiphanies inspire my artistic results.
2009 Querformat, Berlin, Germany
2008 Indian Embassy, Berlin, Germany
2005 Open Studio,School of Visual Arts,New York City
2005 Tsunami Private Art Sale,Toronto
2005 Youth Art Project,Art Therapy Workshop,Griffin Centre,Toronto
2003&04 Little Art Show,Art Auction,Riverdale Art Walk,Toronto
2004 Art For Life,Art Auction,Sunnybrook & Women's Foundation,Toronto
2004 Solo Exhibition,Zilberschmuck Gallery,Toronto
2004 Toronto Art Expo,Toronto
2004 India Heritage Art Exhibition,Toronto