Car, reed pen on paper, 29cmx30cm, 2012 – I attempted to capture the rough tones caused by rust and neglect. This painting attempts to portray a harmony between the old car and its natural surroundings. I used reed pen with black and brown to show the rust and metallic character of the vehicle. The old car is an attempt to depict the isolation caused by neglect.
Colours of India, acrylic on paper, 28.3cmx21cm, 2010
Colours of India, acrylic on paper, 28.3cmx21cm, 2010 –This painting was done around The Independence Day of India. I attempted to capture the various hues and diversity that I associate with my country. I attempted to capture the culture of India while simultaneously giving an abstract aspect to this work. The colours - saffron, green and blue are predominantly used as they symbolise India’s sacrifice, prosperity and culture.
Crysis, pencil on paper, 29.7cmx21.1cm, 2010 - The intricate details, the various tones in the armor, and the character’s posture were the aspects of this virtual gaming character that I wished to capture with pencil shading and highlighting. I attempted to capture the three dimensional aspect in this work.
Grandfather's House, water colour on paper, 30cmx28cm, 2010, Painted from Life
This water colour is very special to me as it was done with limited availability of colours and brushes, while I was on vacation to our native village on the eastern coast in India. The sloped roof of terracotta tiles and the coconut trees are representative of the landscape. I have tried to capture the openness of the terrain by placing the houses behind the trees and giving various shades to depict the expanse.
This work is done by dry acrylic application. The rough strokes are an attempt to capture the intensity and swagger on the face. The dark background provides a sharp contrast and supplements the flow of the whiskers.
In this painting of London Bridge, I attempted to capture the glitter of the afternoon sun on the Thames. I used the medium of pen on paper as it helped express the contours caused by the sun on the river and the architecture.
Monet’s Station, acrylic on canvas, 76cmx50cm, 2011
The Gare Saint Lazare, by Claude Monet is one of my favourite impressionist paintings. I attempted to base my work on one of Monet’s paintings, while adding aspects of my own. This work, through acrylic on canvas, attempts to capture the serenity and beauty of this French station, that is absent in today’s stations, in an impressionist manner.
Cave of Personalities, acrylic on canvas, 75cmx50cm, 2012
This painting is an expression and extension of any person. I feel that there are many personalities within a person; the personalities tend to change shape with the emotions. This painting depicts these personalities in a single profile, a cave. The running colour is representative of the cave’s stalagmites and stalactites.
This work is an ink-on-paper with use of crayons. I basically attempted to represent the sensory perceptions and their interconnections. The predominant green is to represent the environment. The ink has been treated with a wash to induce fluidity in the work. The use of crayons is to complement the smooth nature of the ink, and depict sharpness in the senses.
I attempted the portrait of Mr. Cruise in pencil to create a contrasting light and shade, which brings out the features sharply on one side, while smoothly on the other. I attempted to depict the intensity in the eyes that Mr. Cruise flawlessly portrays in action movies such as Top Gun and Mission Impossible.