Thursday, October 31, 2013

7 Strangers...

New face…new story…!!
Different faces and their expression interest the most. The reason for choosing this topic is I love reading faces and to understand what’s behind the same. In the present world we all are so busy with our daily schedules that we forget that life isn’t all about us but it is completed by some unrecognized strangers. These strangers are all around us, all we need to do is make an effort and have a word with these people. To know who are acting as a catalyst in our daily life.
“Every friend was once a stranger”
The given quote has a lot to say. Every friend you make was once a stranger to you. You or other the person made an effort to interact and share a strong bond. All these people are strangers for us because we never made an effort to talk and they are scared to talk. This is the reason they still are strangers.
The faces I captured are part of our life some way or the other. They may not directly be a part of us but they help us live our life comfortably. Looking at the key maker, he makes keys to every lock, to every door likewise the florist makes a beautiful bunch of flowers without knowing who shall receive them but he is surely bringing smiles to different face. They are playing an important role in our life yet they are strangers and shall remain strangers.

This project helped me in understanding these people and gave me a wonderful experience where I learned and enjoyed to the core. I had an opportunity to meet new seven strangers who are now not strangers anymore. 

Paints and Me

Paints and Me….

Painting for me is a new medium for expressing my heart and mind. Till date I have used a very basic material like pencils and charcoals for my work. For me my work has always been an expression of my heart and mind and my intentions has been to paint the beauty of the world we live in.
The aim of my work is to convey an experience of timelessness through colors. Colors in connection with forms such as human figures in action or landscape can have transforming effects on people. There is an extraordinary energy in color- deep interconnections with life itself.
Recently I was introduced to different kinds of paintings like neo-classicism, realism, expression or impression. With time art has evolved and so has the artist. Every types introduced are unique. All have a different approach with unimaginable mediums with a new idea and style. All these types of painting made me think and helped me understand art better. At first I could relate myself with all of these artists, like with some I had a similar mind set and with some the approach.
The types of painting that attracted me the most are realism and surrealism. Reason for the same being are realism is where you actually portray the scenes you see and feel and surrealism is where you can use your imagination with the actual situation. Both of these types need a lot of precision because the feeling shown should be understood by the audience and it should create an impact. These paintings are a challenge to create as one has to be clear with his thoughts and its execution.

This understanding regarding these types of painting has been given to me by artist “Camille Corot: and “David Hatton”. I really admire these artists and wish to be like one. To gain such precision and lucidity one needs to create mind maps to implement the thoughts or feelings and practice the art again and again. There is a very old and simple saying “practice makes a man perfect”. I shall implement all the said things and one fine day shall be one of them. To achieve this dream is shall start with oil paints as my medium and when I gain more grip on my work shall move on non-traditional method to experiment and use my imaginations and as we all know for an artist “sky is the limit.”