Artist Statement

I am fascinated by the mind. The mind is the biggest source of my creation. The mind can conceive, can perceive; can hold the power of idealism, dualism, thinking, feeling, creation, imagination, recognition and so on.

I am an ideal idealist and as such in my mind the world in my eyes is a magical place filled with kindness, hope & beauty. My attitude visualizes the best in people and I have a lighter perspective on life. I truly believe through compassion, communication and understanding the world can be a better place. I visualize the world in colors rather than a black and white perspective. I’ve had a culturally rich upbringing; being exposed to different cultures, values, & belief systems. I appreciate beauty in the differences - whilst still noticing symbolic meanings hidden in everyday scenarios and light around us even when most can’t see.

My work is inspired by three to four factors. The biggest influence is a perpetual mind map that I carry with me. Nature is my second source of inspiration – I love walking; I love being in a natural environment. I take pictures as I go along, come back to my studio and work on it. I create a story, a concept around it. History is where I get my next inspiration – I follow a lot of artists. I love the work of Picasso, Paul Gaughan. I also follow Gerhard Richter and I love the styles and stories he creates and I love the grandness of his canvases. A quote that comes to my mind is “Life can only be understood backwards, but it must be lived forwards” by Soren Kierkegaard. Last but not the least I also meditate. I see things simpler and clearer in my mind and I also see a lot of colors as I am going along.

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Media & Publications

Where the lines fall

Art historian Homi Bhabha once wrote, “Painting shuttles between a moment of emergence and a moment of execution, and between them we witness the...

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The Many Shades of Red

Artist Nanda Khiara traces the 20,000-year-old history of the colour red in the art world Red is the classic colour, the first colour mastered,...

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Exhibitions

A Legacy Misconstrued - Florence Biennale 2019

18 Oct 2019, 11:14:00

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