Pune, Maharashtra - India

Original Artworks (3)

Rahul Deshpande; Lost In Herself, 2007, Original Drawing Charcoal, 15 x 22 inches.
Rahul Deshpande
Original Charcoal Drawing, 2007
15 x 22 inches (38.1 x 55.9 cm)
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Rahul Deshpande; One Morning At Budhal Bay, 2007, Original Pastel, 16 x 11 inches.
Rahul Deshpande
Original Pastel, 2007
16 x 11 inches (40.6 x 27.9 cm)
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Rahul Deshpande; Dialogue With Patterns, 2007, Original Painting Acrylic, 20 x 20 inches.
Rahul Deshpande
Original Acrylic Painting, 2007
20 x 20 inches (50.8 x 50.8 cm)
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Artist Statement

My views
When an artist's eye meets the visual world in order to paint, he uses a process of selection, simplification and synthesis to crystallize his emotional response to the world. Then, with the basic components of line, color, form and texture, he transforms the subject into his own visual world and creates a painting. The balance between an intense emotional response to the subject and a responsibility to communicate it are absolutely important areas in the process of painting.

In these areas, the artist takes several creative decisions which reflect his aesthetic understanding, his taste and his control over the medium. All these define his approach towards painting.

For me, painting is first and foremost a visual invitation; thereafter it should reveal the artistís view and emotional response to the world.

I try to share with the viewer the beauty I discover in the world around me with the viewer, through my paintings with an aim to create a harmonious visual statement, no matter what the subject, medium or the size of the work is. And there are endless ways to create it; I am searching my own way.

In this search, sometimes I use geometrical patterns to convert my subjects into pictorial reality; sometimes I use colours imaginatively or exploit patterns of light and shade. It is a never-ending challenge and a continuous process which helps refine my visual language. ...

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