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Inspiration

I paint intuitive energetic abstracts using bold colors and forms. Even at their most abstract, my paintings are deeply rooted in my life experiences of growing up in India, migrating to the US, my engineering background, a love for exploring and experiencing new places and finding beauty in everyday mundanity. My paintings explore the themes of culture, city life, nature and geometry

Process

More often than not, I start a painting without a set idea in mind. The process is instinctual, as I begin applying paint, shapes and forms emerge. My paintings are mostly abstract and made up of several layers, I like to play with what appears in front and what is hidden behind. The paintings have elements of architecture, nature and geometric patterns that repeat, shift and reconnect.

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Roots

I was born and raised in India. My earliest art memories are the smell of oil paints, turpentine and my aunt taking art lessons at home. I drew throughout school and college, then life took over for a few years till I came to the suburbs of Philadelphia and my art entered a new phase with instructors at Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, regional art centers and wonderful local artists teaching from their own studios.