‘The common man’s plea, socio-political chaos and terror in various forms canopying our lives presently have greatly influenced the visuals of my works.’
In the land of roses, apple trees, and corpses
‘My canvases are stained with drops of the fresh blood of innocent people whose lives have got endangered or lost in various degrees of violent acts. Curfew, stone pelting, pallet gun shots, splatters and stains of wailing woman and screaming people, play hide and seek in my works. Enshrouded in an invisible veil, through layers of text and images, I weave tapestries of violence and terror that history has witnessed and that has become the focal point of our activities today. Skeletal forms of birds, animals and humans depict the monstrous form; the human act is taking these days, only to show us the doomsday in future. Through the device of false promises, we are making lines and boundaries according to our convenience, both political and geographical strangling, our will of liberation and self-knowledge. Our lives these days oscillate between the peace-maker and peace-breaker.
My works are just the outcome of such things. In this way I can some up my work as the depiction of what is going on around us; war, resistance, casualties, restlessness, self-defense and security measures. Previously as an artist I used to create what I liked and admired. However, the present scenario has somehow forced me to create what I do not like as I want people to have a glimpse of what we have made our world to be.’
Waiting for you is like waiting for spring