Born in Mumbai, 1973
1994 – B. Sc., Mumbai University
1995 – P G Diploma in Advertising & PR
2003 – Participated in PG Diploma in Indian Aesthetics
Solo Exhibitions :
2005 – ‘Preamble 2005’, DCB Art Gallery, Mumbai (India) [An installation & paintings in corkwood, steel, copper wire and mixed media]
Till date, I’ve produced ideas and copy for the field of advertising. However, as a human being I may or may not agree with the value promised by a product or a service. I believe, art serves as an ideal platform for self-expression. It allows me to present my own thoughts and feelings, my beliefs and experiences. I like to experiment with different materials, and concepts, therefore I want my work to evolve, beyond any rules. Over a period, I see myself dedicating most of the time, to bring out my questions, enquiries and contemplations, into the form of visual statements: by means of paintings, installations and relevant media. Proposed untitled paintings depict ‘Space’ – the eternal reality and its soliloquy. Here, the objects serve merely as the props forming the border, as if a silhouette, that helps distinguish it from the visible world. Space is eternal. Hence, in each of these paintings, the surroundings change, while ‘the space’ expresses itself, within the area left thereby. It's an attempt to take a look beyond the material world, without ignoring it. Enclosed paintings (acrylic on canvas) represent the progression, of my first experimental works with mixed media (starch, betadine solution and natural dyes) on paper.