Nirvana Undefined: Are we ready to dive deep inside our heart?
By Pinkerala News Desk | Oct 06, 2018
“Want to change the world around you? Start by evolving the world within you.” Joe Martin
It is not easy to stand on the threshold of today’s political & religious chaos, devastating natural calamities, social media wars and the ever-escalating challenges in our communities, while we strive to pursue semblance of joy & harmony within ourselves. Born in the era of overwhelming circumstances in this seemingly speeding planet, we are all fighting our demons at every moment of our life. Trying to find bliss. Nirvana.
Nirvana Undefined curated by Cipin Valsan, presents a paradisiacal dimension of 12 self-taught artists from Kerala who are channelling their Nirvana through art. When we look deep inside ourselves is when we find that we are blessed with our own art. Here are the artist profiles of Nirvana Undefined whose art is being exhibited till 7th October 2018 at Durbar Hall Art Gallery, Kochi, Kerala.
Cipin Valsan, the curator of Nirvana Undefined is a creator of uncanny art in a varied medium. His works comprise of a combination of designs and colours to give a quixotic effect. Ardent Buddha lover, he depicts quirky Buddha poses in his art. He has presented four exhibitions with his first art series “Meet My Imperfections” in Kochi, Thrissur and Kozhikode. Cipin runs an online art store, @enlightened_jamun . He envisions to build an artists’ community and bring about a culture where art is valued and artists are appreciated for their efforts and passion. With Nirvana Undefined, Cipin hopes to bring about that positive change.
Aparna, the acrylic medium Artist. She loves experimenting with acrylic, pen, pencil and digital medium to create fantasy based art from her observations. A master graduate in Engineering, she turned her passion into a profession and has been following it for past few years.
Ashish, the Oil Paint Artist. He is an ardent enthusiast of art with oil paint and charcoal as medium and has years of experience, that he now chooses to pass on to little art lovers in his neighbourhood. With his strong sense of colour and themes, he is often approached for commissioned works and exhibitions. Currently a freelance artist in Kochi.
Ashwin. M. Milder the Mixed Medium Artist. His works are mainly focused on abstract, realistic and portraits carried out in different mediums. He tries to unveil the depths of the human mind in his art and that is often reflected in various forms in all his paintings.
Currently a student of Commerce in Kochi.
Devika, the Glass Painting artist. Her creative journey started from her childhood days with her notebooks, filled from the back, in doodles and drawing. She got herself trained in Glass Painting as she wanted to explore something new and deviate from the mainstream mediums of art. Her expertise is in realistic portraits, abstracts and 3D glass painting concept. Currently an MCom student in Kochi.
Hari G the Experimental Artist. He loves to experiment with different methods and styles of art through a variety of medium. His work mainly tries to capture the emotions of subjects pushing himself to bring art out of the box. Abstract, surrealism and figurative styles can be seen in his paintings. Currently an Engineering student in Kochi.
Indulekha the Mandala Artist. She has been practising art for over seven years now. Most of her works are centred on doodles and mandalas. Drawing mandalas, the meditative art, gives her a sense of artistic satisfaction that keeps her rooted in the form. She was one among the artist featured for Art Maestro 2017, a worldwide art exhibition. Currently working as a Business Assistant in Kochi.
Jenwin Baby the Water Colour Artist. He loves experimenting with different art mediums to depict the beauty of nature. He has attended the workshop by his biggest inspiration master, Milind Mulick. Jenwin is also a National level Stamp Design award winner. Currently pursuing Bachelors in Architecture.
Nidhin Joseph the Wall Art Creator. He is an enthusiast of large size art canvases and gets his hand on anything that excites his interest. So far, he has ventured into creating art based out of various medium such as acrylic, watercolour, pencil, pens and digital art. He creates urban sketches, line art illustrations etc. with these mediums. Currently an Architecture student in Vijayawada.
Prajwal Xavier the Calligraphy Artist. He is an expert in Malayalam Calligraphy. He is passionate about studies and research based on ancient Indian, Christian, Jewish and Syrian scripts and tries to incorporate these elements in his calligraphy works. He is enthusiastic about conducting workshops and hosting talks, to spread the importance of writing skills as well as his mother tongue, Malayalam.
Thahir Nakash the Portrait Artist, the pen is his prime tool and his expertise lies in creating Portraits. His art is mostly influenced by the dark music genre - heavy metal and its subcategories. He loves collaborating with friends for doodle and murals on wall art.
Currently an Interior Design student in Kannur.
Thomas Jacob the Micro Art creator. He discovered a unique interest in making Miniature sculptures on Chalk pieces at the age of ten. Recently he ended his 11 years of IT career to follow his passion and explored more into micro art. His art now takes form in pencil lead, rice grain and papers. He is also keen on sharing his knowledge to juniors and art enthusiasts. Currently a freelance artist in Kochi.
We all can agree that Art is the expression of beauty that our heart perceive. And the harmony of a seeking heart is seldom achieved through materialistic gain, but rather through the simple beauty around us. Whether it is the innocent look in the eyes of a happy two-year-old, or walking barefoot upon the Earth and feeling your presence as you walk on the dewy grass, or the rusty sunset over the steel grey water. History has time and again proved that most artists are enchanted by the simplicity of beauty and their artwork is a mere reflection of inspired emotion from that moment.
When we live in harmony we align our heart with the higher self.
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