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Kanika Vaid

A self taught artist. My world of fantasy grew with me. My passion for colours was at its peak during my growing up years, which faded in the maze of books and in pursuit of a steady corporate career. After years of being in the corporate world, I rediscovered my ardour in brushes and paints and the canvas became an extension of who I am. My inner world takes abstract shapes. The hues of dreams, feelings and nostalgia provide a pedestal for creativity. I am fascinated by the concept of clarity in chaos which imbues the feeling of revealing our higher self. In this respect my vision is one that celebrates cosmic harmony, the fusion of life with the rhythm of the universe.

My work is mostly abstract and semi abstract. When painting, I do not limit myself to one medium, style or concept. My work is multidimensional, sometimes of vibrant and sometimes subtle hues. I work with a mix of textures, patterns and compositions, bringing together what one may consider to be abstract elements into a state of cohesiveness. I prefer my art to be unstructured, letting the spontaneity of the brush stroke to take over. It’s like a voyage to the unknown, an adventure that always brings to the canvas a wonderful surprise. If a viewer stops for just a moment to view and reflect on a piece I’ve created, then I feel I have succeeded in my work.

Profile

Exhibitions
Acclaim 3 – National Group Show - Tilting Art Gallery, Pune – March 2017
Srijan – International art exhibition - Tilting Art Gallery, Pune - March 2017
National art show - Tilting Art Gallery, Pune – May 2017
Indian Contemporary Art Show - Tilting Art Gallery, Pune – June 2017
The Monsoon National Show - Tilting Art Gallery, Pune – July 2017


Awards
Camlin Foundation


Radio Talks
94.3 Radio One, Pune – Dec 2015


Collections
Tilting Art Gallery, Pune
Private Collection, Pune
Private Collection, Mumbai
Private Collection, Buffalo (US)
Private Collection, Dubai

Commissions
VTP Group, Pune
GK Developers, Pune
Teerth Realties, Pune
Krishna Constructions, Pune
Increation Studios, Koreagon Park, Pune
Leo Designers, Viman Nagar, Pune
Art lovers in Pune, Mumbai and Delhi


Seminars/ Workshops taken
Guest Lecture – MIT College, Pune
Art workshops for children, Pune
Art workshops for women, Pune