WORK UP NORTH - MASSACHUSETTS

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On the boards. We just kicked off this project in Massachusetts and it is starting to look like there will be a substantial transformation to appease the client’s objectives. More to come

Some Holiday Downtime Work - Linocuts

Inspired by the Ajanta Stamp, from 1949, which was inspired by the "The Caves of Ajanta" in India.   This linocut print that I created in winter of 2018. The print area is 8 1/2"x 10" and the paper edge is 15x22. Printed on. acid-free, 90 lb, Stonehenge, from 100% cotton fibers. Printed by hand in my Jersey City studio. Each print will vary slightly due to the technique used in printing.

Inspired by the Ajanta Stamp, from 1949, which was inspired by the "The Caves of Ajanta" in India.

This linocut print that I created in winter of 2018. The print area is 8 1/2"x 10" and the paper edge is 15x22. Printed on. acid-free, 90 lb, Stonehenge, from 100% cotton fibers. Printed by hand in my Jersey City studio. Each print will vary slightly due to the technique used in printing.

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Inspired by, Rani of Jhansi (19 November 1828 – 18 June 1858) She was the queen of the princely state of Jhansi in North India currently present in Jhansi district in Uttar Pradesh, India. She was one of the leading figures of the Indian Rebellion of 1857 and became a symbol of resistance to the British Raj for Indian nationalists. Think badass like Joan of Arc.  This is linocut print that I created in summer of 2014. The print area is 8 1/2"x 10" and the paper edge is 15x22. Printed on. acid-free, 90 lb, Stonehenge, from 100% cotton fibers.

Inspired by, Rani of Jhansi (19 November 1828 – 18 June 1858) She was the queen of the princely state of Jhansi in North India currently present in Jhansi district in Uttar Pradesh, India. She was one of the leading figures of the Indian Rebellion of 1857 and became a symbol of resistance to the British Raj for Indian nationalists. Think badass like Joan of Arc.

This is linocut print that I created in summer of 2014. The print area is 8 1/2"x 10" and the paper edge is 15x22. Printed on. acid-free, 90 lb, Stonehenge, from 100% cotton fibers.

The peel

The peel

The painstaking process of carving linoleum completed. Satisfaction and prayers that this thing prints well.

The painstaking process of carving linoleum completed. Satisfaction and prayers that this thing prints well.

Jersey City Art & Studio Tour

I am excited to be part of this year’s 28th annual “Jersey City Art & Studio Tour” in Jersey City NJ.

My work will be featured at the following locations:

  1. Pershing Field Park - 201 Central Ave, Jersey City, NJ 07307 LINK

  2. Sawyer Smith Residential - 242 10th Steet, Jersey City, NJ 07302 LINK

Link to the Jersey City Art & Studio Tour

Some work:

Title: Line Study #15  Size: 24" x 38" Media: wood vegetable crates, charcoal, acrylic, marker and various language newspapers  Year:2016

Title: Line Study #15

Size: 24" x 38"
Media: wood vegetable crates, charcoal, acrylic, marker and various language newspapers
Year:2016

Title: JC-1  Size: 65" x 30" Media: archival paper , charcoal, acrylic, paper and various language newspapers  Year:2018

Title: JC-1

Size: 65" x 30"
Media: archival paper , charcoal, acrylic, paper and various language newspapers
Year:2018

Title: Calicoon  Size: 36" x 48" Media: canvas, charcoal, acrylic, paper and various language newspapers  Year:2017

Title: Calicoon

Size: 36" x 48"
Media: canvas, charcoal, acrylic, paper and various language newspapers
Year:2017

ARTIST STATEMENT

“Intersections”:

In my work, there are three main drivers, layering, transparency and process. The layering provides patterns which work in harmony and sometimes juxtapose each other, thus becoming an intersection between the seen and unseen.

I was born and raised in the USA by parents of Indian origin. In adolescence, I was blessed to have spent my summers in, India which cultivated a deep love of Indian cultures and values. In addition, it made traveling second nature and continues to draw me to other countries and their cultures.

Graduating from the Rhode Island School of Design with Degrees in Fine Arts and Architecture and becoming a registered Architect, has only enriched my visual reserve, while giving me the opportunity to explore using multiple subjectivities and a variety of materials. The paintings and drawings have developed into case studies utilizing but not limited to; charcoal, ink, acrylic and printed newspaper in multiple languages, providing unique textures through fonts and text.

As a daily discipline, painting and drawing have become my passion as well as my personal release from the everyday structure. Which also allows a self-conscious approach to the production.

I believe that my process is fluid and free from inhibition, with the ultimate goal of fine tuning the art piece. My work, has been interpreted by some as complex landscapes, to me during it represent my particular state of mind and my physical location. I hope to engage the viewer and create a moment for memory and dialogue. 

More work HERE

Come out and show your support to all the artists.

On the Boards

This should be fun (the red one)! #JerseyCity

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Jersey City Performing Arts Workshop 2016-2017

We are extremely proud to be part of the "Performing Arts Workshop" of Jersey City, NJ family. Last weekend witnessed the perseverance of Ms. Jamie Gong and her absolutley astute team. The "Year-End Showcase on June 03, 2017 was a testament to the work of the teachers, staff and students that put on a brilliant show. Thirty (30) performances later, one witnessed the student body....WOW!