I feel it now, there is a power in me
..... to grasp and give shape to my world....
I know that nothing has ever been real
without my beholding it
All becoming has needed me
my looking ripens things
and they come toward me
to meet and be met
-Rainer Maria Rilke
The act of painting is not a choice for me..it is an inner compulsion..it enables
me to be and also helps me to become...the process helps me to create a space and
an expanse within which i can return and reclaim those parts of me which are in
danger of getting lost to my mundane existence....the process of painting enables
me to strip all that is pretentious and helps me to purify and wash out deformities,
as Rilke puts it.. it helped me to ripen in my solitude..it also helped me to find
the other in me which Muktibodh calls ‘atmasambhava’...
..art liberated me and enriched my being, freeing me from the condemned Sisyphus-like
existence by giving a purpose to my life...i don't create from a space of poverty
.I believe that ugliness , betrayal, violence has corroding effect on our soul...it
diminishes us .. what comes on my canvas is what is still untouched by malice..the
pursuit of beauty in the larger sense i.e. Satyam Shivam Sundaram is an integral
part of my art practice.
Painting, for me, is an attempt to get a glimpse of THAT which sees me..gradually,
i have learnt to surrender to the process and let the presence emerge...the process
of painting creates a twilight zone which bridges the gap between what is visible
and what lies beyond the obvious...in between these two zones infinite possibilities
exist and it is in that space where art happens to me...