Friday, November 14, 2008

Meeting Jogen Chowdhury

This year has been rather eventful for me. I wont go into the description of it all but I have had my fair share of ups and downs. On the upside I have had a very successful exhibition and an equally successful open house more recently. I have also had the pleasure of making some interesting associations this year.
One of the most interesting of course was my meeting with the reknowed artist Jogen Chowdhury. I was representing a magazine in the Art Singapore 2008 and he was one of the main artists whose works were being exhibited. A Japanese collector has created a museum out of his private collection of all Jogen's works. I had a four hour long chat with Jogen and it was so nice to undrestand him and where his art was springing from. Much like his art his thoughts are also abstract and it was fun to sew all the ideas together for an article in interview style. The article has been published recently in India Se. I leave it at that as this space is not an advertorial for any product or person.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Turmoil and Art

This has been that phaze in life where I have needed to start over on many things fresh. Fresh ideas, feelings emotions and of course experiences. Having said that I still think it was one of the best times to understand even the most necessary of relations.
Trying as these past five months have been they have also seen me throughsome great experinces of bonding with family and especially my children. Life teaches us not to take things for granted. I have also learnt to face upto my fears or else they will come back another day to haunt me.
During this entire phaze I have done some different paintings. The figures in the last few works have been blurred and the elements in the back drop seem to emerge more prominently.