Contemporary Art ("Whips" & other works)
Mainly from the exhibition entitled, “Fluid Abstractions”, it was a platform to become more intimate with the act of painting. In painting abstracts, I become an extension to the painting process. As one delves deeper and deeper into an art piece, one begins to explore his relationshipwith it. Brushes are used as whips, hands as brushes, water as paints. The spontaneity becomes important; the ‘natural’ way in which each painting reveals itself becomes the source of inspiration and creativity. Water – its fluidity – becomes central in developing this series. One of the inspirations comes from trying to fuse Chinese ink brush paintings with abstract art.
This style of painting is more spontaneous and it gives you a sense of freedom to just break out and explore. It's a therapeutic break to indulge in the process of painting these abstracts. It alludes to the mysterious space between matter and spirit. There is a gap separating the intent of the artist, and the spontaneous manifestation of the paints on the canvas. It is a very intuitive mode of painting even though it may take you in circles before you are able to find it in yourself to say that it is finally finished, that it has reached an agreement with your heart and emotions.