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Recreating Picasso’s ‘The Aficionado’

When still at university, I was requested by our cultural secretary to recreate Picasso’s ‘The Aficionado’ as an entry for a cultural event held every year in our campus at IIT Delhi. The idea was to pay a tribute to a famous artist through his work. This was the second time I was recreating the […]

15 minutes of Fame-Andy Warhol

  Yesterday I visited Ashmolean Museum in Oxford city to see the original works of Andy Warhol. The exhibition displays a collection of over 100 paintings of Warhol’s commissioned portraits, sketches, illustrations spanning the 1970s right up to the year before his death and few of his digital works. They come from the private collection called the […]

Light Trails

  Playing around with my SLR camera to capture some light trails and pretty amazed with these beautiful forms. Its interesting what you can achieve with just these three things-‘Lights Camera Action’ ‪#‎PersistenceOfVision‬‪#‎LightTrails‬ ‪#‎Photography‬

Falling Ribbons

If I sleep, I dream, every single night. I have always made an attempt to remember what I dreamt of, the next day morning. One night back in the summer of 1996, I dreamt of falling ribbons from the sky in the backdrop of a large window with a glowing red light coming from within. […]

Zinnia the Space Flower

‘FIRST EVER FLOWER GROWN IN SPACE MAKES ITS DEBUT.’ Such an amazing news tweeted from the International Space Station (ISS) by American astronaut Scott Kelly. This makes me so happy because the flower that has bloomed there up in the space happens to be ZINNIA. This takes me back to my Art Class days where […]

Still Life: Pottery 1994

Today’s ‘Blast from Past’ is my 22 year old ‘Pottery’-Still Life made back in 1994 with Oils on Board. This was one of my experimental painting where I used my fingers to paint instead of brushes. I loved the whole experiment but only regret- I ended up bordering the subjects with the brush in the […]

Seasons Greeting Cards!

Just in another four days 2015 comes to an end as we head towards yet another new year. It has been a great year full of activities, lots of work and lots of fun too. The festive season has been exceptionally busy with quiet a few commissions ( mainly Roosters) and orders for paintings. Burning […]

‘Voice of Dogras’ logo

Few weeks ago, the VOD team approached me to design a logo for their organization. After the initial brief and understanding what the group stands for, I thought it would be nice to be a part of such a cause and initiative. It was an interesting research to study and understand the roots of the […]

My neighbour-Vincent Van Gogh

For almost a year now, I have been walking past this house in Isleworth, a small English town in one of the Boroughs of London. A ceramic Blue Plaque on its front facade always caught my attention and I have been intending to read what’s written on it. Blue plaques like these are part of […]

‘Malgudi Days’ and me

I was at work when I received a text that said ‘R K Laxman no more’. The news gave me a sudden chill that ran through my spinal cord and I immediately went online to confirm the news, which was indeed true. R K Laxman an acclaimed Indian cartoonist, sketch artist and illustrator had passed […]