Degree: Fine Art
University: Birmingham City University
Graduation Year: 2020
My recent practice is focused on abstract paintings, developing a visual language using repetition, colour, form and mark making. I work on a range of surfaces including paper, board and canvas, using mixed media techniques through a combination of screen-print, mono-print, collage, acrylic, pastels, oil pastels, pens, graphite.
For me, my work is a way to communicate and explore the Self (the Psyche as a whole) by investigating the balance between the controlled and uncontrolled. The process of my work includes spontaneous actions of painting or using collage, followed by analysed mark making. The abstract paintings are influenced by artists like Joan Miro, Kandinsky, Heather Day, to name a few. I am interested in the idea of art being a medium to contemplate and to express the inner self. I consider these abstract paintings to be therapeutic for myself and the audience, wanting everyone to see themselves as a reflection within the artwork.
Apart from this, I am interested in exploring different subjects and mediums. Previously, I have worked on diverse topics like Divine Proportion, Period Poverty, mental health. I am keen on learning new contemporary ideas and concepts. That led me to experiment with installations and sublimation prints as well.
2020, Made Public, Medicine Gallery, Birmingham
2020, Major Project, Birmingham School of Art, Birmingham
2019, Art after Nature, Highbury Hall, Birmingham
By Krati Doshi
By Krati Doshi