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Finding colour in form

Nature takes the face of a woman in Grune Welle, while butterflies vie for the sunrise in Elevate.

art and culture Updated: Mar 26, 2010 02:08 IST
Damini Purkayastha

Nature takes the face of a woman in Grune Welle, while butterflies vie for the sunrise in Elevate. Soft colour bleeds from branches in Under The Yum Yum Tree, while the artist explores herself in black and white in I.

Twenty three-year-old artist Roohi Kapoor’s first exhibition showcases an artist’s journey on the quest for expression. “I’ve been painting since I was five years old. I’ve done courses in art and have been around art ever since I can remember,” says Kapoor.

While the budding artist works mostly on canvas, the medium varies. “I have used spatulas, knives, hands, sponges, fingers and even painted blind-folded… I’ve tried to find form in anything,” she says.

Most of the works are in oil and acrylic, but Kapoor has made use of metallic colours and even glass. Two years in the making, the works in this collection are a spontaneous expression of her outlook towards life. “There’s love, longing, psychadelia, the vibrancy and madness of our city... everything I feel in the moment is there in my works,” she says.

Though Kapoor says she doesn’t have a definitive style yet, she finds herself working more and more with a spatula and on bigger canvasses… “However, I do have a long long way to go,” she laughs. Having studied art from Triveni Kala Sangam and the University of Nottingham, she now plans to do her masters in Fine Art and Critical Writing. On from March 27-28 at Avalon Courtyard Hotel, off MG Road, Sultanpur crossing, turn left at Metro pillar 16b (12 pm to 7 pm)