Title : Within The Shell, Edition 1/9
Dimensions : 27.5 x 19 x 14.5 Inches
The quest to know the deeper and sublime realms of existence forms the very basis of my artistic endeavour.
In most of the artworks, it has been my attempt to bridges the gap between mundane and transcendental.
Therefore, my works are imbued with esoteric as well as exoteric sensibilities.
Shells are beautiful gifts from the mother nature and I was always drawn towards their mystical quality. They, to me look like the microcosmic representation of the macrocosmic infinite universe.
In this artwork, I have tried to explore that infinite beauty within the shell.
Human want is infinite, anything finite cannot quench its thirst. Hence, consciously or unconsciously, we seek something transcendental, something beyond the world of senses.
This quest to 'know the unknown' forms the very basis of my artistic endeavour.
Transcendental experiences have led me to the realisation that the crisis in the contemporary world is not really political, social or economic but actually an evolutionary crisis of humanity as a whole. Therefore, the need of the hour is to initiate the dialogue between the outer and the inner realms/worlds.
In order to achieve this daunting task, I experiment with the science of aesthetics to establish the link between finite and infinite, in the realm of the idea as well as form.
Hence my works are imbued with exoteric yet esoteric sensibilities that seamlessly link ephemeral to eternal.
Obscure questions like the purpose of life, truth about existence propelled my mind towards the ideas for my artistic expression. Hence, my work encompasses every aspect of universal existence - science, philosophy, history, social, cultural, mysticism etc.
To me, art is a joyful expression of the human soul. I wish to create visual poetry that touches the core of the human heart. Through my works, I want to expand the mental wavelength of people so they can extend bliss.
I do not want to limit myself to any specific medium or style, lest the free expression be hindered. For me the medium of creation must be as malleable as possible to give form to my creativity. The final material of execution is immaterial as long as the form does its job of evoking sense of freedom and bliss.