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Monday, March 7, 2011

Artistic inspiration--Indian art and 'God" n Chanciousness

Most of my paintings in the exhibition titled CHANCON or Chance-Consciousness Art have an inspiration that is beyond conscious mind and thought. The paintings created themselves by one in a million or billion or still trillion possibilities. why only that chance that created what becqme my finished painting? I dont have the answer nor I am curious to find. Suffice is that with a minimum of control--normally a line here or there I create nothing from my consciousness.
Is it Indian art with roots in the old Indian philosophy of 'destiny' Prarabhda? or is it art of the blind or the art of surrender to higher forces of creativity. Is my art today with cues from likes of Kandinsky, is it the abdication of Will and Intent in creating art? Intent is but a small part of all the existent in universe. Human intent does not cover anything significant vast universe. My painting Mother is but a splash of colours freed from intention so crassly visible in contemporary Indian paintings. I feel sick at times with the near copies of figurative looted from the art of Rajasthani Miniatures, Ajanta Murals and accepted traditional styles.
I am joyous that my paintings are free from me and carry an Indian intent of no Intent.


  1. I went to a contemporary art fair in Shanghai recently, which was a real eye-opener. Chinese contemporary art
    has come leaps and bounds from the watery Zen landscapes to huge canvases of strange-looking beings. The
    prices being asked and paid were huge too.
    Oriental, if not Chinese, my print of Jean-Léon Gérôme's painting, http://en.wahooart.com/A55A04/w.nsf/OPRA/BRUE-8BWS6R,
    bought some time ago from wahooart.com, is as lovely as ever.

  2. Well, just to remind ourselves, here is the lady herself, still smiling away enigmatically in the Louvre most popular famous paintings. That is, if you can see her through the daily throngs of tourists gathered in front of the small famous painting. Our mysterious woman is available as a good canvas print from wahooart.com, a much easier way to see her lovely face."Forever defying human insistence on understanding," notes one observer. "It’s a work we can only gaze at in silence."Genius artist Leonardo da Vinci certainly loved his Mona Lisa. He carried the painting around with him in all his moves for 25 years.