Portfolio > paintings 2009-present

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.


Inside/Out
gouache
7 3/4 x 18
2021
Rupture
gouache
10 3/4 x 7 1/2
2020
Varanasi Vortex
gouache
7 1/2 x 17"
2020
Original Skin
gouache
8 x 15"
2019
Railway Residence
gouache on paper
7 x 19"
2017
Residual Residence
gouache on paper
7 x 19"
2017
Insight
gouache on paper
2015
Storm Warning
gouache on paper
6.50 x 6"
2014
Association
gouache on paper
6 x 6 1/2"
2014
Remnants
gouache on antique Indian paper
11.75 x 4.75
2014
Half Remembered
gouache on paper
14.50 x 3.75
2013
Shahpurjat
gouache on paper
14.75 x 3.75
2012
Ascendance
gouache on paper
8 x 5"
2013
Kalimpong
gouache on paper
12 x 4.50
2012
Stand Outside Yourself
oil on wood
18 1/4 x 8"
2010
Emptied Gestures
oil on wood
6 1/2 x 11"
2010
Without Refutation
oil on wood
15 x 9"
2009
Second Story Witnesses
oil on wood
15 x 10"
2010