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Lata Viswanathan

Bangalore, India 13 Followers

About Artist

I spent my childhood through the early seventies in the 'City of Joy' ,Kolkata followed by the latter half of my formative years in Libya in Africa and Bangalore city ,India After completing my high school I,...

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I spent my childhood through the early seventies in the 'City of Joy' ,Kolkata followed by the latter half of my formative years in Libya in Africa and Bangalore city ,India

After completing my high school I, pursued a degree in 'The History of Fine Arts and drawing & painting' from ‘Stella Maris’ a leading university in Chennai in the state of Tamil Nadu. I opted for the arts as I always had this inner urge to be involved in something creative and diverse and not be part of the family bandwagon of engineers a common trend then and to date in the south .As a young girl,I was fascinated by the artistic streak in my mother, her keen eye for colors ,trends and intricate detailing aside from her collection of jewelry and silks .Her impressive collection of oil paintings covering varied genres that she churned out post a short apprenticeship strike a chord with me to date .
Fine Arts opened a whole new gamut of colours, forms and spaces for me. My overall sense of aesthetics was a lot more defined by the end of the college term. However at that point in time my exposure to art was limited to assignments and exhibits within the campus

Art is so diverse and the branches of creative activity could cover any or every form from painting to pottery and photography, music and dance to cite a few . A visual composition such as a painting is not limited to the usage of paints and techniques on a two dimensional surface but the unique symbiosis of thoughts and emotions at a given point in time that aid in intangible thoughts being captured on paper ,board or canvas and at times with just a single stroke of a pen , pencil brush or any other medium lending a whole new dimension to an otherwise void or blank space. It is all about visual perception and stimuli and perhaps even a unique lingo shared between the viewer and the art form. Art is a language , a unique signature style and a vital form of expression for the creator and always open to interpretation and comprehension based on the understanding of the audience

My choice of medium at this stage is acrylics as it is very versatile and user friendly. I find myself more drawn to warm colors and earthy ochres as my fondness for cool colors and pastels continues .Layering and juxtaposing colors has the magical power to lend depth and soul to a body of work . I have largely utilized acrylics and pastels in my works, though earlier on the concentration was more on oils , conte and gauche . I have also done a bit of experimenting on glass, which was a satisfactory journey I,employ techniques such as usage of dry brush, impasto and palette knife in my works, although of late my preference is to get my hands dirty for the blending of colors and shaping of forms. This process helps me bond more with my work and thereby brushwork becomes minimal.

I am open to experimenting with varied genres although I particularly enjoy working on facial expressions and figurative art. My inspiration stems from various sources and in combination with my imagination I tend to portray my subject matter in a particular ambience . My body of work, springs from a constant inner quest and strays more towards non universal themes. I try to employ various techniques to evoke a certain mood while trying to retain an element of enigma. The ‘connect factor’ between the viewer and the subject portrayed is very essential . Thoughts and perceptions are not always the same and do not have to be for if art turned very predictable it would eventually lose its charm.

Painting is immensely satisfying. It is a cathartic process and to watch what unfolds in stages is soul stirring
To have the audience connect with my body of work makes the entire experience a lot more enriching and rewarding .

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  • About Artist



    I spent my childhood through the early seventies in the 'City of Joy' ,Kolkata followed by the latter half of my formative years in Libya in Africa and Bangalore city ,India

    After completing my high school I, pursued a degree in 'The History of Fine Arts and drawing & painting' from ‘Stella Maris’ a leading university in Chennai in the state of Tamil Nadu. I opted for the arts as I always had this inner urge to be involved in something creative and diverse and not be part of the family bandwagon of engineers a common trend then and to date in the south .As a young girl,I was fascinated by the artistic streak in my mother, her keen eye for colors ,trends and intricate detailing aside from her collection of jewelry and silks .Her impressive collection of oil paintings covering varied genres that she churned out post a short apprenticeship strike a chord with me to date .
    Fine Arts opened a whole new gamut of colours, forms and spaces for me. My overall sense of aesthetics was a lot more defined by the end of the college term. However at that point in time my exposure to art was limited to assignments and exhibits within the campus

    Art is so diverse and the branches of creative activity could cover any or every form from painting to pottery and photography, music and dance to cite a few . A visual composition such as a painting is not limited to the usage of paints and techniques on a two dimensional surface but the unique symbiosis of thoughts and emotions at a given point in time that aid in intangible thoughts being captured on paper ,board or canvas and at times with just a single stroke of a pen , pencil brush or any other medium lending a whole new dimension to an otherwise void or blank space. It is all about visual perception and stimuli and perhaps even a unique lingo shared between the viewer and the art form. Art is a language , a unique signature style and a vital form of expression for the creator and always open to interpretation and comprehension based on the understanding of the audience

    My choice of medium at this stage is acrylics as it is very versatile and user friendly. I find myself more drawn to warm colors and earthy ochres as my fondness for cool colors and pastels continues .Layering and juxtaposing colors has the magical power to lend depth and soul to a body of work . I have largely utilized acrylics and pastels in my works, though earlier on the concentration was more on oils , conte and gauche . I have also done a bit of experimenting on glass, which was a satisfactory journey I,employ techniques such as usage of dry brush, impasto and palette knife in my works, although of late my preference is to get my hands dirty for the blending of colors and shaping of forms. This process helps me bond more with my work and thereby brushwork becomes minimal.

    I am open to experimenting with varied genres although I particularly enjoy working on facial expressions and figurative art. My inspiration stems from various sources and in combination with my imagination I tend to portray my subject matter in a particular ambience . My body of work, springs from a constant inner quest and strays more towards non universal themes. I try to employ various techniques to evoke a certain mood while trying to retain an element of enigma. The ‘connect factor’ between the viewer and the subject portrayed is very essential . Thoughts and perceptions are not always the same and do not have to be for if art turned very predictable it would eventually lose its charm.

    Painting is immensely satisfying. It is a cathartic process and to watch what unfolds in stages is soul stirring
    To have the audience connect with my body of work makes the entire experience a lot more enriching and rewarding .

  • Academics

    'The History of Fine Arts and drawing & painting' from Stella Maris, Chennai, Tamil Nadu.

  • Exhibitions

    I have held a few solo exhibitions in Bangalore including my debut show at Gallery G.


    I also display my art at lifestyle galleries & stores ,souks in the city and have a satisfied clientele both on & offshore .


  • Testimonial

    I am really very happy to work with " Mojarto.com" as an artist. Mojarto is one of the biggest online art galleries in India, its team has always been extremely polite and highly supportive. A plus point of this site is artist himself can upload their new works and remove old works and this process is very simple, this is very user friendly for both artists and buyers.

    The Mojarto gallery gave me an opportunity for group exhibition and my works had been sold in India and abroad also through this website, its service has always been very good and transparent.

    I am heartily thankful to Mojarto.com for making available such a big and great platform for the Artists.






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