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BASE PRICE : INR 200,000 Title: An Octopus' Garden Size (H x W):48" x 84" Medium: Oil on Canvas Description:For me painting is a return or a realization of observing my surroundings. I also take images and ideas from it, which I seek to playfully camouflage with universal ideals.The painting will be shipped rolled.
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Artist Profile :
Nirali Lal (b.1975) received her B.F.A (1998) in Painting from the Chitrakala Parishath, Bangalore and M.F.A (2000) in Art Criticism at the Faculty of Fine Arts, M.S.U., Baroda. She has participated in various exhibitions in India and abroad, including - Group Show and Auction at Lalit Kala Akademi and at The Marriot Goa Resort, Tara Trust, Goa, 2014; Group Show – Resist, Reinterpret, Recontruct, Recontextualise, Faculty of Fine Arts, M.S.U., Baroda 2014; Fluid A group show of water colors, The Site, 779, GIDC, Makrapura, Vadodara 2013; 'Baroda March', Coomaraswamy Hall, Rukshaan arts, Mumbai 2013; 'Prayas' - A community Art Project, 4 - member core group, Vadodara, (http://prayasbaroda.wordpress.com/), 2013; 'United Art Fair (UAF)', Pragati Maidan, New Delhi 2013 ; 3 person Group Show ‘Narrative Suggestions’, Lalitkala Akademi, New Delhi 2012; Group Show ‘Movement, Medium Metaphor’, NIV Art Centre, New Delhi 2011; Group Show ‘3 For’, Jaaga, (www.jaaga.in) Bangalore 2011; 'Boxes and Bookends' A group show 'Rush', at TSAR ‘The Strand Art Room’, Colaba, Mumbai 2010; 'Rush', A group show at TSAR ‘The Strand Art Room’, Colaba, Mumbai 2010; Group show 'Foliage Folio', "choreographed" by Ravi Shah at Protospace, Bangalore 2010; Solo Exhibition of paintings 'Camouflage', at the Faculty of Fine Arts, M.S.U., Vadodara 2010; Group show 'View Between the Trees', hosted by NeoKala.com, The Online Gallery, at Chitrakala Parishad, Bangalore 2009; 'Once upon a Time' at TSAR ‘The Strand Art Room’, Colaba, Mumbai 2009; ‘Case Studies' curated by Avantika Bava at Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD)-Atlanta, Defoor Centre in Atlanta, Georgia from May 17-27, 2007;Painting exhibited at 'Some of Our Own' a summer exhibition hosted by a leading US law firm, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP in New York (Displayed from June - September 2006Part of a group exhibition at 'Chapelle Saint Saveur, Place Corentin Celton', Paris, From 19th to 25th May 2006 organized by Media India, Paris and Art Mantram, Bangalore. Thereafter paintings were exhibited at different venues in Paris. 2006;Paintings exhibited at 'OJUS' - an exhibition of paintings from 2nd - 10th March and sculptures by a 5 member group at the Chitrakala Parishath, Bangalore, India 1998 . Also she has taken part in various workshops and camps which include July-September- 'International Artist Residency', NIV Art Centre, New Delhi in 2011; Curation Theory Workshop, conceptualised by Prof. Shivji Panikkar & Mr. Santhosh Sadanand, ACUA, Vadodara 2010; Art Camp at Kara Ghoda, Kutch, Gujarat; organised by Ranjit Contractor 2007; Took part in a 6 group painting camp in Paris organized by Media India, Paris & Art Mantram, Bangalore 2006; Worked at 'Thought Fox - the design Collaborative' - studio at Malleshwaram, Bangalore 2006 ; Mural co-designed at the Air Force Officers Mess, Vishwavihar Campus, Bangalore, India 2006 Participant, 3 Day Workshop on Architecture and Visual Art, organized by the Forum for Urban Design, Built -Heritage Architecture and Visual Arts, Tirthahalli, Karnataka 1997; Resource Person, 5 Day Workshop on Painting, organized by the Indian Institute of Fine Arts, Vidyaranyapura, Bangalore 1997. Artist Statement I am interested in assimilating passing thoughts and metaphors in my paintings. Subjects like the sun and moon to 'pure' beings like butterflies and flowers excite me. I am amazed by their multiple hues and their freedom of existence. I realise that these instances can be achieved when one looks at everything with a simple heart. For me painting is a return or a realisation of observing my surroundings. I also take images and ideas from it, which I seek to playfully camouflage with universal ideals. I have constructed an optimistic view which has enabled me to gather upon the various pleasures around me. Through various phases in my life, I have realised that if we search within ourselves, we discover we are essentially child-like. For me, the translation of ideas stemming from ones imagination to an external world through painting is itself very fascinating. Eventually these ideas are played around with and are metamorphosed into the concept of camouflage, where the layers of paint along with ideas are combined to process my paintings. As in few works, I have revealed sections of each painted layer worked upon the surface, wanting each layer to simultaneously play. I feel my paintings help me balance the various energies on one canvas. Like the different ideas, which initiate the painting process, play along with the spontaneity of my painting process. In turn, drawing a similarity to today’s extremely multi-layered and complicated world. I realize like my paintings, the world also needs a balance. To summarize my paintings seek to explore the various dimensions, including the ‘surficial’ and the symbolic which are created in course of a transformation or a situation I have encountered... although additionally these images are camouflaged by patterns, colours and ideas that are manifested by my imagination. Either in the process of working or in images rendered on the canvas... there is a constant masquerade between images and colour with ideas through an objective and subjective presence.