PraVaha at Rooftop Gallery by Farmani
Rooftop Gallery by Farmani is proud to present a solo exhibition of Abstract-Surreal drawings & paintings by Karma Sirikogar. Entitled “PraVaha”, the exhibition runs from January 8, 2014 – February 8, 2014, with an opening reception on Wednesday, January 8 from 7:00 – 9:30 pm.
Karma is a Singapore born, Thai-Indian artist and training Art Therapist, who creates intricately detailed and uplifting Abstract-Surreal imagery. “PraVaha” derives from the Sanskrit word for “flow”, and represents a return for Karma to her Thai roots after honing her craft for two years at the prestigious Kala Bhavan Institute of Fine Arts in India.
The uniquely creative works in this series are tied together by Karma’s signature style of visually melodious, organic geometric forms. Her creative process captures the transient and continually flowing nature of existence. “PraVaha” brings forth an aura of stillness and imagination, inspiring viewers to interact with her works on a personal and subjective level. The hypnotic details of her drawings and painting captivate viewers with their universally illustrative nature and contemporary style.
In Karma’s words, “My artwork unfolds intuitively and instinctively. I go with the flow, like a kite with no spool surrendered to the sky, merging art-making and meditation practices. Thoughts of the Self fade away, leaving an experience of peace through creative action. Sometimes, I start by listening in the quiet. In that quietness I start to hear music, a kind of inner rhythm alive in my body. That’s when I pick up the brush, treat it as an extension of my own body and express that inner music onto canvas, dancing through brush strokes, marks, landscapes, geometric forms and color; expressing subtle emotions, visions and dreams.”
“PraVaha” will run through February 8, 2014. Rooftop Gallery is located between Thonglor 14 and 16. Gallery hours are Tuesdays and Fridays from 12:00pm – 7:00pm, and by appointment.