About me and my Art :
One day, a person asked me : What makes you call yourself an artist ?
I said …….. People around me started calling me artist, seeing my paintings, Rangolies and decorations at the time of ‘Lord Ganpati’ festival.
Your question : what drives you to create art.
I would say,.....people around me encouraged me to create art. Because they like my each and every creation of art.
In my school and college days I used to draw ‘Rangoli’.
( Rangoli is a Hindu traditional or folk art, which is generally created on the floor on some festive occasions with special kind of powder. )
I used to draw portraits of cine actors, political leaders, mythological pictures, in ‘Rangoli medium’.
I also used to make paintings.
I feel this art is a God - Gift to me. I am a self-taught artist. But for some reasons I could not pursue my art for the long period of my life. Now, I am more matured. Now, I have learnt to imagine a scene with it’s emotion. I have learnt to pour emotions in my artwork.
When I observed that, in 95 % of the ‘pictures or painting exhibitions’, medium used by the artists is only paper or canvas but not metal, I decided to work on metal. ( Probably metal may be the very difficult medium to shape one's idea or picture for the other artists. )
And so today, my metal sculptures are in front of you.
I said above, about the emotions in my artworks, but at the same time I have not ignored the technical aspect to make my sculptures. And so, I could achieve the depth of 2 to 4 inches in my ‘Metal Relief Sculptures’.
In my ‘Wire Sculptures’ I take more precaution for the anatomy of the figure and it’s expressions. I do not want the viewers to see my pictures just as a line sketch.
I want the viewers to feel the existence of ‘metal wire’ and it’s bending moments, it’s flow, it’s continuity ( without disturbing the anatomy ) and transparency through one figure to another ( since the figures are one behind another )
I want the viewers to feel the emotions of the figure with minimum use of wire.
I want the viewers to feel the aliveness of the figure since it has shadow.