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Tarini Ahuja

new delhi, India 3 Followers

About Artist

Tarini Ahuja (b.1990, India) was born and raised in New Delhi, India. She pursued her undergraduate studies at Lasalle College of the Arts in Singapore and graduated with a B.A. (Honors) in Fine Arts from Goldsmith’s,...

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Tarini Ahuja (b.1990, India) was born and raised in New Delhi, India. She pursued her undergraduate studies at Lasalle College of the Arts in Singapore and graduated with a B.A. (Honors) in Fine Arts from Goldsmith’s, University of London in 2013.

On graduating she moved back to her hometown – New Delhi. The drastic change in landscape has led her work to move from pristine whites, clerical greys, sensitive blues and garden greens to dusty, earthy shades, chaotic hues and dramatic contrasts.

Along with being aesthetically pleasing, Tarini Ahuja’s work provides the viewer with a sense of positivity and peace. She aims to create, through her paintings a space for solace and reflection, an escape from the mundane. Her handling of paint is intended to cause an effect of puzzlement to the viewer, the colour usage, and the contrast between thick and thin along with the use of shadows is a deliberate visual trickery. She uses acrylic paints as she feels it is a versatile medium and allows her to experiment with the materiality of the paint. She plays with the notions of illusion in painting and projects a whimsical feel through her works. The Japanese idea of ‘Ma’ and Wabi-Sabi both play important roles in her aesthetic. Ma can be roughly translated as gap, pause or the space in between. The concept of Ma is a powerful concept with many faces and layers it routes from the philosophies of Taoism and Buddhism. Wabi Sabi is beauty in the inconspicuous, unconventional, the overlooked details. It is an intuitive worldview founded by the Zen Buddhists.

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  • About Artist

    Tarini Ahuja (b.1990, India) was born and raised in New Delhi, India. She pursued her undergraduate studies at Lasalle College of the Arts in Singapore and graduated with a B.A. (Honors) in Fine Arts from Goldsmith’s, University of London in 2013.

    On graduating she moved back to her hometown – New Delhi. The drastic change in landscape has led her work to move from pristine whites, clerical greys, sensitive blues and garden greens to dusty, earthy shades, chaotic hues and dramatic contrasts.

    Along with being aesthetically pleasing, Tarini Ahuja’s work provides the viewer with a sense of positivity and peace. She aims to create, through her paintings a space for solace and reflection, an escape from the mundane. Her handling of paint is intended to cause an effect of puzzlement to the viewer, the colour usage, and the contrast between thick and thin along with the use of shadows is a deliberate visual trickery. She uses acrylic paints as she feels it is a versatile medium and allows her to experiment with the materiality of the paint. She plays with the notions of illusion in painting and projects a whimsical feel through her works. The Japanese idea of ‘Ma’ and Wabi-Sabi both play important roles in her aesthetic. Ma can be roughly translated as gap, pause or the space in between. The concept of Ma is a powerful concept with many faces and layers it routes from the philosophies of Taoism and Buddhism. Wabi Sabi is beauty in the inconspicuous, unconventional, the overlooked details. It is an intuitive worldview founded by the Zen Buddhists.

    Indian Painter Tarini Ahuja: Handiwork Borrowed from the Land of the Rising Sun

    My paintings are based on two Japanese principals, ‘Wabi Sabi’ and ‘Ma’. They are both nice ideas. ‘Wabi Sabi’ speaks of perfection and imperfection and ‘Ma’ speaks about the wide space or the space in between. Like a pause in the music. I like to keep my work simple and not over crowd it. I use technical aspects like the colour, the composition and the strokes as the subject. I don’t have an object as a subject. It is completely nonrepresentational. I don’t put in any objects or figures. I love painting so I love coming to work every day.

  • Academics

    Education

    2013 Bachelor of Fine Arts, LASALLE College of the arts, Singapore

    in partnership with Goldsmiths, University of London


    2012 Diploma in Fine Arts- Painting, LASALLE College of the Arts, Singapore.

    2010 Foundation in Visual Arts, LASALLE College of the Arts, Singapore

    2009 ISC (Indian School Certificate. The Shri Ram School- DLF Phase III
    Gurgaon, Haryana.

  • Exhibitions

    Exhibitions

    2015 “Wabi-Sabi- Solo Exhibition of Paintings”, India International Centre, New Delhi, India.

    "New Wave: the road of memories", and N Gallery, Seoul, South Korea

    2014 ‘Perceptions’, The Lalit Kala Akademi, Mandi House. New Delhi

    Nehru Centre, The Indian High Commission. London, England

    ‘Asian Students and Young Artists Art Festival’, Cultural Station Seoul 284, South Korea

    ‘Panorama-3’, Visual Arts Gallery , India Habitat Centre. New Delhi

    Construction, D Art Factory, Gurgaon, India.

    2013 ‘Lasalle Graduation Show’, ICAS Gallery, Singapore.

    2012 ‘Graduation Show’, ICAS Gallery, Singapore.

    2010 ‘Found Objects’ ICAS Gallery, Singapore.

    Group show, ICAS Gallery, Singapore.

  • Award & Recognition

    Published

    2014 ‘Crimson , Sap , Ochre, Buff’ Published in Vogue United Kingdom , November 2014 issue. Conde Nast Publications, Vogue House, London.

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