With humans locked-in their homes over the past few months, what ran free were nature’s brushstrokes – deepening the sky’s blue, the trees’ green and all the colours in between. Capturing nature’s refreshed aura on canvas, ten on-view abstract artistic impressions by Delhi-based artist Savya Jain derive inspiration from idyllic and bountiful nature.
“When I travel, I bring back with me one memory which I have to paint. The colours, the smells, the weather, the emotions that I feel at that time become the centre of my canvas,” Savya Jain told. The abstract artist uses memories from her travels to render unique fluid art. In her current collection titled ‘Nature in lockdown times’, her signature style blends effortlessly with the natural leitmotifs and hues we fondly associate with nature’s many moods, to create a diverse art experience.
In her own words, a direct view of her garden from her studio is just inspiration landing straight in her backyard. “I’ve witnessed the changing seasons; from bright sunny mornings to the heavy downpour during monsoon season.”
“When I was much younger, the natural beauty I was surrounded by used to scare me because of its grandeur and unpredictable nature. However, as I grew up, I started to find comfort in them. Now I cannot go a day without hearing the constant sound of birds chirping, cycling around the house, identifying new plants and trees with my dad, or just sitting in the garden with a cup of coffee; the list is endless. I have just been constantly inspired by the different aspects of nature that motivated me to create artworks inspired by it,” she says about nature’s link with her art.
The young artist’s paintings speak of views from her own garden to the far-flung landscapes of Arunachal Pradesh and Andaman and Nicobar Islands, and even Spain’s Barcelona. The paintings in Savya’s nature series carry vignettes of places she visited, painted during a time when travelling faces an unprecedented halt.
An artwork, titled ‘Grounded’ blends the colour palate of earthy terrain and the pleasant seaside. Inspired by Ram Kumar’s, Untitled 1898, it is an abstract painting of a landscape for which Ram Kumar was known. As Savya notes herself, the light blue merges very well with the stark brown, just like the way we see the ocean merging with the ground.
The solo show titled ‘Nature in lockdown times’ will be exhibited both online, on her Instagram handle @savyajainart, and offline at Chandra Gardens, Rajokri, New Delhi from September 4-25.
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