Five questions to Neena Singh

Five questions to Neena Singh

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Neena Singh is a self-taught artist and has relentlessly pursued her passion for art for more than two decades. Her abstract imagery has a certain elusiveness and belongs to a universe which is pure and untouched my malice. The artist shares close affinities with expressionists. Her art works are suffused with extra ordinary lyrical beauty and are charged with positive energy and serenity. The paintings touch the viewer with their sublimity and meditative aura.

How did you get into art?

While growing up I struggled to make sense of my experiences, surroundings, events happening in my life and also to understand my place in the universe. Expressing my thoughts and emotions was a compelling necessity and it seems that to fulfil that need, art just found me… creating art gave me an authentic voice/ tool to transform and transcend those experiences which drag us down.

How would you describe your style? What makes your work special?

I share close affinities with Expressionists.Their resolution, innovations, creativity, in particular, that of Joan Mitchell, inform my creativity. My endeavour is to create art which is atmospheric, mysterious, sublime, charged with positivity, energy and strong emotional pull.  

How do you go about developing your work?

I don't draw and paint. I apply paint directly on canvas. I build up my paintings through a detailed process of addition ,subtraction, layer by layer, which give a kind of history and depth to my works. 

Who or what influences you?

A lot of artists of earlier era like Claude Monet, Joan Mitchell and a whole lot of contemporary artists influenced my art. Over a period of more than two decades of art practice I have evolved my own artistic language and grammar, but I enjoy looking at a lot of visual art and in myriad ways these inform and influence my creativity.

Make us curious. What are you planning to do next?

There are many things  on my mind. Travelling, group shows etc. In October I have a solo exhibition. 

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