I have been painting for as long as I can remember. I have painted on canvas in oils & multimedia, pen & ink on paper, acrylic on silk, on wood, on glass, and even lyrical forms on a ballet body!
I trained as a painter in the Delhi School of Art and have had 35 exhibitions , largely solo and a few group shows in important art festivals and events as a solo national representative across several countries.
I did research work with the Devnagri (Hindi) script in the field of Concrete Poetry which is on permanent placement in International Archives, Germany.
My work demands allowance from the viewer to connect to the painting with their own experience.
The experience, or impact, is what I attempt to paint. As I experience life in its many forms, there are some moments which leave their own indelible deep impact on me. A presence which inspires me until I have dealt with it by putting my brush to the canvas.
I have painted extensively using calligraphy. The words come from different Sufi saints, including Kabir, Rumi, Bulleh Shah and Hazrat Shah Niaz etc. The artistic interpretations are my own.
Each of my works has its own moment of association and raison dêtre. I paint to relate my inner self, my space, to this association. My invitation to my audience is to allow just that much space to view, or relate to a canvas so that the painting of a tree isn't just bark and leaves, so that the sea isn't a body of water. Maybe they discover the lushness within the tree, or, perhaps the depth of words within the waves. This may not necessarily be the moment I had in mind when I painted, it may just be their own moment. Perhaps there is a subliminal connect -?
36 solo exhibitions of paintings across Europe, Australia, South East Asia and India. Bachelors in Fine Art, Delhi College of Art. Advanced Photography,Lycee Technique Estienee, Paris. Indian Classical Vocal Music,Gandharva Allahabad, Certificate in Visual communication, IIT, Bombay Research in Concrete Poetry, International Archives, Selb, Germany.Plates of the works have been permanently preserved in the national archieves Germany Running own art gallery – Studio Geeta Vadhera – in Gurgaon, Member, India International Center Design assignments for ChristianDior, Paris and Treasey Loewe,London Chief Designer and Fashion Coordinator, Export Division, Central Cottage Industries Corporation, New Delhi Creative planner, Festival of Arts,- India Produced curtain raiser audio visual –presented to former Prime Minister Mr. Rajiv Gandhi, TV producer with DoordarshanIndia – produced weekly Arts Diary Radio producer with All India Radio and BBC External Services, New Delhi. Released Book titled " Ansh"; an anthology of poems based on research work in the field of Concrete Poetry Released series of 5 books – An Introduction to Art conceived and designed for children Awarded Bharat Nirman Award For important contribution in the field ofArt, New Delhi. Exhibitions Outside India "Rik", Show based on the Rig Veda, Jacques Place, Turin "Rik", Galerie Anne Marie Rey, Nice "Time and Space", At Opening of India House, Bonn "Aru", Show based on Isovasya Upanishad, La Finestrella Galerie d'Arte, Canelli Italy "Aru", Audio visual and paintings, Lycee Technique Estienee, Paris "Aru", Urban Development Authority, Singapore "Aj", Show based on Kabir's Sakhis, Funan Centre, Singapore "Aj", with Audiovisual and lecture, Alliance Francaise, Singapore "Ank", Show based on the Rig Veda, At the Opening of India House, Bonn Germany "Sarvam", works based on the essence of the Bhagwad Geeta, Singapore Festival of Arts; supported by audio visual and jazz ballet tap dance by Karen Clarke, Imperial Hotel, Singapore "Sarvam", Alliance Francaise, Singapore "Grenzbereiche der Konkreten Kunst", Forum Konkreten Kunst, Erfut,Germany "Aksh - The Weave" , Calligraphic paintings, WTC, Singapore “The She Shadow”, on aspects of womanhood, Singapore Festival of Art “Saam – An Act of Space” Tours, France “Saraswati”, Art Mosaic Gallery, Singapore* “Qualb Qudrat” The Guild Gallery Dubai. Within India "Ansh", Exhibition on Concrete Poetry, AIFACS, New Delhi "Ansh", Museum of Fine Arts, Chandigarh "Sogarda", Exhibition of the Society of Graphic Designers, Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi All India Art Exhibition, Lucknow All India Art Exhibition, Banaras National Sahitya Kala Parishad Exhibition, New Delhi Show of Awic (Writers and Illustrators Association), India International Centre, New Delhi “The She Shadow” New Delhi “Jogia Dhoop” India Habitat Centre New Delhi “Tharro Thar”, Galerie Leela, Mumbai “Qudrat Qirdaar”, Nehru Centre, Mumbai “The Written Word”Apparao Galleries, Chennai, Bangalore* “Womens World”, Galeria des Bellas Artes, Goa “Dar Dahleez” Visual Arts Gallery, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi “Drakhat Mere Darmiyaan”, Jahangir Art Gallery, Mumbai “Shah-Shabad” , Visual Arts Gallery ,India Habitat Centre, New Delhi
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