Art creates and anticipates the future. It has not been given its due. Well, that is also changing with the shift in consciousness and the breaking down of old structures all around us. The act of putting paint to canvas and brush to paper echoes a primal desire and joy. My responsibility as an artist is to bring in potential, and the sense of a positive futures, not just perpetuate the gloom and pain... We have enough of that. We need to bring in more hope,” said Bangalore-based artist Ajay Anandamurthy who was in the city to showcase some of his paintings as a part of an exhibition Synergia.
According to Ajay, the ability of an artist to tap into various other realities and creative domains and bring them into this reality at any given point is the most challenging but satisfying aspect of being an artist. He also believes that today artists at the cutting edge have managed to break free of technique, rules and training. “There is now an interesting fusion of various expressions -- painting, sculpting, films, and live performance -- and people are able to use many of these forms in creating and presenting works that not only surprise but provoke and ask new questions. It is time we see more of this here in India. There seems to be a coming of age of Indian Contemporary art. It could be misleading though. We have to wait and watch. I feel that our people today are yet to find that relationship with art,” said the artist.
With his latest exhibition, the artist has strived to portray the flow of life. Ajay has projected his interpretation of movement in various forms and colours. His minimalistic approach have also enabled him to project an illusion of reality unknown to mortal beings onto the canvas. Some of his works exhibit a generous amount of artistic independence. “Human beings experience any change at an empirical level and are often at loss of words to express emotions. In many ways, my expressions are an outcome of my awareness and sensitivity to beauty, harmony and rhythm.
And, as an artist, this is my connection to life and the ebbs and flows of the world around me,” he signed off.