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Dev (Darren)
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July 24, 1998
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If you're an artist, what kind of art do you make?
I am...
An artist. My art is figurative. On the surface it is about exploring the boundaries of what we see as human beings - and what we really emote to as spiritual beings - a link between the base emotions and the higher aspirations… if you will. Most people would agree that this is a broad description of what most artists strive to achieve. I suppose what makes my art my own, is my subdivision of the broader truths. I am attempting to compartmentalise the external reality into my pseudo-Hinduistic frame of reference. As Hinduism is an infinitely broad church (so to speak) - I have essentially two non-finites aspects - reality and spirituality - and I am taking the strands from both, masking the obvious and highlighting the subtleties - and ultimately trying to impose my ever-changing will on both.
About my artwork
My art is to aid the viewer - to create a quiet center within themselves from where they are able to ask the first question. And it is not the answer that is important - but the question.
Artists I like
My artistic influences are varied but include past masters such as Bouguereau, Bishandas, Patenier & Sahibdin as well as cotemporary lowbrow artists like Mark Ryden, Marion Peck and Joe Coleman. Of course, it goes without saying that my big Stuckist influences continue to be: Daniel Pincham-Phipps, Ella Guru and Charles Thomson. I am also part of the Indian Artists Network and am currently shifting my consciousness around Renu Iyer and Aloke Kumar Paul.
Canons of Renaissance poetry in relation to the painting.
What exhibitions are good at the moment?
Ull Hohn last year. Eija-Liisa Ahtila at parasol unit.
Centre of the artworld:
New York, London, LA, Berlin, Beijing, another city

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