Born in Mumbai, 1970
BFA – Sophia Polytechnic – Mumbai
2011 – Gallery Art & Soul, Mumbai
2007 – The Museum Gallery, Mumbai
2007 – Cymroza Art Gallery, Mumbai
2007 – Hatworks Boulevard, Bangalore
2007 – Crimson, The Art Resource, Hatworks Bouleward, Bangalore
2006 – The Museum Gallery, Mumbai
2005 – The Museum Gallery, Mumbai
2004 – The Museum Gallery, Mumbai
2003 – The Museum Gallery, Mumbai
2002 – The Nehru Center Art Gallery, Mumbai
2002 – The HongKong Bank HSBC, Fort, Mumbai
2000 – The Nehru Center Art Gallery, Mumbai
1999 – The Nehru Center Art Gallery, Mumbai
1998 – The Nehru Center Art Gallery, Mumbai
1996 – Bajaj Art Gallery, Mumbai
2006 –'Summer Rites' Gallery Beyond, Mumbai
2006 – 'Water' The Cymroza Art Gallery, Mumbai
2006 –'A work of Art, A work on paper', Cymroza Art Gallery, Mumbai
2005 – Present /Future NGMA, Mumbai
2004 – 'Indian Art Now' Auction, Bangalore
2004 –'Celebrating Women's Lives' Auction of Art, New York
2003 – Birla Academy of Art and Culture, Mumbai
2003 – Indian Artists in Austin, Austin
2003 – The Asian Cultural Center, New York
2002 – Young Global Art, San Francisco
2002 – Apparao Gallery, Mumbai
2001 – The India Show, Singapore
2001 –AGREES (Art for Gujarat Relief, Economic and Emotional Support), NGMA, Mumbai
2000 – The Cultural Center of Russia, Mumbai
2000 – The Kala Ghoda Art Festival, Mumbai
1999 – The Cultural Center of Russia, Mumbai
1999 – Birla Academy of Art and Culture, Mumbai
1998 – The David Sassoon Library, Mumbai
1998 – Birla Academy of Art and Culture, Mumbai
1997 – Sans Tache Art Gallery, Mumbai
Participation in group shows in Mauritius, Dubai, Hong Kong and Singapore.
2005– Young Achiever of the Year, Indo American Society, India
The current series of work continues to explore Reality vis-à-vis Perception and the urban, Indian, feminine identity in a rapidly changing, globalised world. It also delves into the essence of creation with references to theories from Quantum Physics and Vedic Science as traditionally contradicting views beginning to abandon a linear, parallel movement, adopting a circular one, ultimately converging at the same point. Essentially, it accepts dichotomy as the essence of creation and seeks to resolve it by balancing opposing forces, to create harmony. I am for an intuitive or feeling based art, an art that is true to who we are as a culture - significantly different from the rest of the world in our perception and transaction with it (adopting a holistic worldview as practised in the eastern cultural traditions). This stems from the belief that contemporary Indian art would be better off critically examining its predominantly western or euro-centric world view and adopting a view that is more in sync with its own identity, history and philosophical tradition, while simultaneously addressing global issues.
In the visual realm, Colour is chosen as a means to achieve this, and for the space that it occupies within science, philosophy, religion and spirituality. It is a means by which Reality is visually defined and negotiated on an everyday level, as facilitated by the phenomenon of Light. It possesses the wave-particle duality of Light and I use it to replicate this complimentarity in visual form, through the use of texture, for instance, by juxtaposing transparent and solid masses of the same colour, working with the dichotomy in the medium of acrylic itself. Used in it's full saturation and intensity - at it's maximum sensual potential, Colour represents the new urban culture of the East- a psychedelic environment of heightened sensation and dynamism, setting into motion the Provoke and Evoke game.
Within these frameworks, all matter is energy and all energy is vibration. As per the Unified Field Theory, everything in existence is a fluid mass of energy, referred to as Consciousness in Vedic Science, born of the primordial vibration of sound energy 'Om'. The source and end therefore, is Silence. The works then, explore the architecture of Silence through the anatomy of Colour.
Art can evoke a universal experience - an ideal beauty experienced on the emotional, physical and spiritual levels simultaneously. An aesthetic experience gained through a state of pure contemplation or intuitive knowledge, rather than extraneous knowledge and therefore be accessible universally. This is important in a time of homogeneity of culture.
Working with Colour and Emotion the works stir the viewer to experience a single aesthetic emotion, visually and instantaneously. Each individual work functions as a sort of colour breathing space, working with its vibrational energy to influence that of the viewer. The works are reduced references to nature and it's creative process, wherein the canvas becomes a metaphor for pure consciousness, which through a self-referral dynamic, gives rise to the subtle aspects of the ever-changing manifest of forms and phenomena, in a continuous state of change - emerging, growing, dissolving. They are created spontaneously and intuitively with a highly articulate, psychological use of colour. They can be linked to Lyrical Abstraction for their painterly and pictorial expressionism and Pop Art for the psychedelic use of colour.