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"Sanjay Vora: Reflection"
2008-05-10 until 2008-05-31
Gallery Bergelli
Larkspur, CA, USA United States of America

Gallery Bergelli announces exhibition of mixed media paintings by Bay Area artist Sanjay Vora. In his multi-layered paintings, Sanjay Vora explores the realm of love, memory and nostalgia. Vora first paints a representation scene, often based on photographs from his childhood. The scene will ultimately lie underneath layers of veiling. Through the practice of covering and retrieving representational, figurative scenes with layers of repetitive abstraction, he encounters his own sense of history and truth. Through the physicality of covering and retrieving the scenes, a type of psychic architecture and archeology is formed. The painted veiling separates the "then" and "now." The result, in the end, is his personal celebration of the beautiful.

Vora was inspired at an early age to be creative. Born in New Jersey into a musical Indian family, he began playing instruments around the house; learning by ear and watching his parents perform at concerts. Vora's urge to compose music early in life paralleled his desire to create visual environments. Producing drawings and paintings was a way to manifest and inhabit his visions to which music had played as an ongoing soundtrack. Both his music and art have been strongly influenced by the bicultural upbringing, the surrounding rural landscapes of Vora's childhood and his nostalgic nature. In addition to an undergraduate degree in Architecture, Vora recently obtained a Master of Fine Arts Degree in Painting at the San Francisco Art Institute.


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