I am inspired by the complex and beautiful patterns in nature at all levels and also try to celebrate the harmony, beauty, and chaos of nature all around us. I enjoy painting both large cosmic bodies in space, as well as patterns of microscopic particles seen only by the scientific world.
I am particularly interested in journeys: the journey of water in clouds, or in rivers; I see movement and growth as a sign of life, and as a symbol of energy. There is joyfulness as a river goes down mountain slopes, spreads across plains, or falls over hills. It is this complexity and joyfulness that I try to capture in my artwork. There are obvious parallels to the journey of a river into the sea, and the journey of human life, and viewers find their own meanings in my paintings.
I combine a scientific temperament and artistic sensibility, being an IIT Delhi alumnus, with several years of experience in the corporate and teaching sectors. I credit Ms. Vijaya Bagai of Triveni Kala Sangam for mentoring me in the art world and nurturing my creative spirit.
I work mainly with oils on canvas, and also use acrylics and watercolors at times. I appreciate and enjoy all the various forms of creative expression around the world, and take part in several forums to share my work. Some of my works have been included in the Stanford University “Science-Art-Nature” virtual exhibition. I have been declared the “Showcase Winner” twice by Art Slant, the leading international contemporary artists’ network, in the painting category.
I have been part of the panel of judges in several art competitions, and my works were displayed at the PAN IIT Conclave, 2010. I am an active contributor to science-art forums and discussions. I enjoy all creative aspects of the world around me, and maintain a blog called “Kreative World”. The blog highlights aspects of life around us, where “art is at work”.
I live at Gurgaon, and have exhibited widely in Delhi and Gurgaon, including the Visual Arts Gallery, Triveni Gallery and the Lalit Kala Akademi Gallery.