“The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls.” Pablo Picasso
Coming to India has revived my love for art. I enjoyed painting and drawing while growing up, but when I entered college, this hobby was put on the shelf. “Drawing? Who has time for that?” Exams, social life, and career progression took precedence. Now in Bhopal, after work, I return to my hostel. If I don’t have any remaining work, I have almost five to six hours to kill before heading to bed. Figuring out how to occupy that time has helped me return to art.
Unlike some of my previous works, I have started to place meaning behind each one I create. Inspired by my surroundings and life circumstances, I have started to sketch and paint. A camera always with me, I take snapshots of my everyday. When going through the pictures, if I am struck by an image, I immediately start sketching. But, inspiration has to be upon me to begin. As a result, a simple sketch may take a couple of weeks, but another piece may be completed in a couple of days. Tormented by imperfection, I revisit only when I have calmed down and have accumulated the patience to once again work on the piece.
I have uploaded some of my pieces. Hope you enjoy!