Masters of Indian Art | V.S.Gaitonde

Gaitonde’s works are known for evoking subliminal depths. Plain, large surfaces with paint layered subtly characterize his work. His paintings have a quality of light that seems to be complete in itself. Gaitonde experimented with shapes and form in his paintings. He depicted the real world through ethereal and complex paintings in his own abstract way. He believed in meticulous planning for his artworks. His … Continue reading Masters of Indian Art | V.S.Gaitonde

The Purposive Ethos of an Artist

The purposive ethos of an artist, I shall call it. It’s about the physical, cultural, and psychological constructs that surrounds and defines an artist. This ethos is not a descriptor of every artist — but the one that wants to be known as an artist, a stereotype wannabe, if you will. There is the physical setting of ‘being’ an artist. In India, it would mean … Continue reading The Purposive Ethos of an Artist

A Discrete Process of Abstraction

  A thought is never born abstract. It follows a discrete process in becoming abstract. Thoughts become abstract as they become devoid of context, not by themselves – the thinker does it. The context is removed, often out of choice and sometimes by chance. The achievement of abstraction isn’t that simple however. There is always an event or an incident which triggers a thought. At … Continue reading A Discrete Process of Abstraction