Signature tune, Painting Exhibition by Pradip Sarkar & Vinay Sane
Venue : Kamalnayan Bajaj Art Gallery, Bajaj Bhavan, 226 Nariman Point, Mumbai 400 021
Exhibition Dates : Monday 30th Nov to Saturday 5th Dec 2015
I firmly believe that a human being is the most unique creation in the universe. The spiritual domain surrounding the multitude of mankind is indeed my source of inspiration. Most importantly it is my unwavering conviction that every individual is imbued with extensive diversity and collectively their restive striven attitude appeals to me greatly. Some times people are neglected, depressed in spirit and at times they may be delighted and illuminated. At this juncture all those voices, emotions, joys and sorrows are the driving force for me and provide me a prologue to my work. I have been toiling hard with my brush and pigments for the last twenty five years or more to express the varied human moods. In fact, I know not what my next painting would be but the canvas leads me and I follow.
The series of my recent paintings titled ‘Rhythm and Melodies’ is a saga of urge whereby the depicted deeds inspire others. Love, affection, innocence and festivity are at the root of my sonata.
Some years back, when I embarked upon the notion of working on the theme of my first painting titled ‘Musicians’, I found myself completely charged and instilled with energy. ‘Dhol’ which is supposed to be the most religious drum in India, infused strength in me and a pipe (flute), a musical instrument, crept into my subconscious mind. All these have helped me create the desired ambience for my themes to the best of the required expression and effect. Finally, I do not think that one can force a message into my work at any cost. Art in itself should be it’s final message.
It finally happened, some 12 years ago. There I was, an IITian Electrical Engineer in the sanitized paradise of Singapore. But something inside me was telling me to march to a different drummer. So, I finally made up my mind and traded the keyboard for a brush and palette. From being ‘an Engineer who loved to paint’, I have now made the transition to ‘an Artist who is also an engineer’. I think one can follow this journey, this transition, this genesis of an artist by following the evolution of my paintings. I have deliberately stayed away from realism - painting rigid forms and structures and even nature. This reflects my search for the unknown, formless and abstract.
One will also notice that I have not adopted a specific style for my paintings. In other words, I don’t have an artist’s ‘signature’ that acts as an easy identifier to my work. The reason is again the same - I don’t want to be pigeonholed as ‘a cubist’ or ‘a modernist’, etc, because my paintings are a culmination of my thoughts, and my ideas.
My paintings are thematic, concept-based and have a unique style. Everything around us, whether physical or mental, has an influence on what we endeavour to do. I paint from the heart, and I believe my paintings are a reflection of my soul. I am merely a medium to facilitate this fascinating journey from the mind and soul to a painting.
I have been inspired by several people who have encouraged and motivated me to pursue art. Mr. Bhalchandra Mandke requires a special mention, he has guided me and encouraged me continuously.
See Vinay Sane's portfolio of paintings on Indiaart.com : www.indiaart.com/Art-Marketplace/Artist-portfolio/58/Vinay-Sane