Attempt is mainly to document collective miseries of peoples and investigate social pathology behind the misery. The dominant political discourse today is dictated by the state, market and media - none bothered about the weak. The alternative to this discourse seems to drift towards being self-obsessed - hedonist, reclusive or esoteric. So there is a need to reiterate that hunger, poverty and violence still afflict a vast majority of humans in the world. The paintings endeavour to state this problem. They will have served their purpose if they make you pause and think. May be, then you would be kind enough to give me feedback.
Biography: I am a self-taught Indian artist based currently in Scotland.I started painting in earnest in Nov 2001 mostly on contemporary socio-political themes. Group/Solo Exhibitions May 02 Edinburgh 'Out of the Ashes' by Artesian on 9/11 May 02 Glasgow-Part of The Scottish Visionary Arts Festival May-June 02 Edinburgh- Part of Arte Gras 2002 Festival Aug-Sept 02 Edinburgh - 'Visions' by Artesian Oct-Nov 02 Edinburgh -theme- Art as Healing Process Oct-Nov 02 Aberdeen 'Change' by Gallery NoMansLand Dec02-Feb03 Edinburgh-theme - visionary other-worldly art Mar-April 03 Edinburgh- The Imagination in Flight April-May 03 Glasgow - Open exhibition May-June 03 Edinburgh 'Instinctive Portraits' by Artesian Part of Arte Gras 2003 Scottish Festival of Visionary and Grassroots Art June-July 03 Glasgow -West End Festival -part of multi- arts ,multi-venue annual Festival July-Sept 03 Kinross,Scotland 'Summer Exhibition' by ArtGems Aug-Sept 2003 Perth, Scotland Solo show Aug 03 Edinburgh Oct-Nov 03 Edinburgh Part of Edinburgh Festival of Creativity and Well-being Nov 03-Jan 04 Glasgow Christmas Exhibition
Country: United Kingdom (Great Britain)
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