PROFILE: Bhanu Palam


Bhanu Palam, the award-winning Indian-American artist, has released a dedicated collection of works, The Mantra Collection, as a response to recent world turmoil and events in a bid to promote inner peace and sanctum….reports Asian Lite News

Bhanu Palam
Bhanu Palam

Bhanu attributes her creative growth and artistic progression to her growing interest and passion for yoga, which eventually led to a fusion of yoga elements in her artworks. The Mantra Collection is a swirling collection of circular motions that Bhanu’s uses as tools for meditation, allowing her to enter a trance-like state of deep concentration as she does her art work.

“Yoga and meditation are key in my creative output and compliment the quality and, on this occasion, the ideology of my collections,” Bhanu said. “I am also greatly influenced by the cosmos and infinite effects of time. In my Mantra Collection, each work contains mesmeric colours, and the direction of the brush strokes are in endless loops metaphorically aligning to the circle of life.”

Born in Gudiyatham and growing up in Chennai before moving to New York City aged 5, Bhanu has the heritage of India ingrained in her. She is greatly influenced by the Indian textile and henna tradition in her works and uses industrial paint to create texture-indulgent creations, taking inspiration from the delicate swirls of henna to dynamically transform her canvas into an intergalactic microcosm.

Through her creative perseverance she has gone on to win a number of awards:  she was shortlisted for the International Emerging Artist Award in Dubai; was a finalist for the American Juried Salon; and given a Special Recognition Award from the Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery.

Bhanu has exhibited her works internationally, from Art & Soul Gallery in Chennai, India to Thomas Erben Gallery in New York, and also the Taubman Museum in Roanoke, Virginia.