Collisions and Mutations
As an artist with a strong interest in architecture, I find in the Indian urban scene an encyclopedic and often hallucinatory density of material from contrasting epochs and traditions. Sumptuously carved and decorated structures often push up against stark cement boxes adorned by the patina of age in a challenging climate of diverse weather conditions. Collisions and mutations between form and structure evolve both incrementally over time as well as through rapid and uneven development, reflecting changing tastes, values and social conditions.
In my paintings, loosely organized sections of shifting facades and unfolding panoramas reveal a palimpsest of surfaces interrupted by punctures and projections from windows, doors, balconies and stairways. Through the incremental process of painting, I recreate architecture and space through reorganizing gathered images, as well as through memory and invention.