Working with architects has taught Kamalkant to look at his surroundings in a completely different light. The artist, whose latest collection of paintings is on display in the city, is inspired by the walls of the metropolis.
"My work with architects enabled me to see a lot of old buildings carefully. The street walls of Mumbai are my subject," says Kamalkant adding, "The calligraphy and graffiti, the effect of rain on the colours and the various textures are all very fascinating for me."
It took about two years for the artist to put together a set of 21 paintings, the medium being acrylic on canvas. "Usually, people who make paintings of this sort stick to landscapes, but I have taken a very different route. My works are all very abstract."
Kamalkant's paintings will be on display alongside sculptures by Ilyas Ahmed at Jehangir Art Gallery, Kala Ghoda till January 16.