Science on canvas...
A blend of science, nature, spirituality and Vedas, young Deepak Tandon's abstract creations on view at Gallerie Ganesha at Gurgaon this past week, come as whiff of fresh air. RANA SIDDIQUI speaks to the artist.
A work by Deepak Tandon.
TWO YEARS ago, a young Deepak Tandon surprised many art lovers with the translation of bionics techniques on his canvases. This year too he has inspired and amazed many by using the same technique blended with his love for nature, spiritualism and Vedas. Titled "Merged" his oil works which were on display at Gallerie Alternatives, DLF City, Gurgaon this past week, are a journey to a new world of abstract. He calls them organic abstract paintings.
He uses nanotechnology, philosophy of shastras as defined in the ancient wisdom of Adavaita Isvaravada or monistic theism and nature but not as a layman sees but as defined in bionics. "Since one nano is one billionth of a meter it can't be picked up. But recently, the West developed a device through which it can be picked up, they say it can be further broken. I have utilised this thought combined with the nirakar philosophy and that is why the creations on my canvases have no forms yet they appear to have a shape," reasons Tandon. In nature he says, "there is no straight line" hence his works too, you will not find even one single line, but many forming one single entity symbolising the harmony. "I experiment with colours constantly to produce a translucent effect which for me is an indicative of energy derived from Eastern wisdom", explains this Delhi-based self-taught artist and a law and business management student who left his flourishing business for the love of art.
Interestingly, Tandon's abstract works that have random polygramic strokes and hence the three dimensional effect have tales of tsunami playing havoc into the lives of people etched through very fine lines gutted into each other, impressions of microchips, that symbolises his love for technology, experiment with even shocking pink colour and a liberty to use, see or hang his canvases from any side. "I wanted to free my viewers from the limited perception of my works," he reasons.
Tandon's experimental works have earned him words of appreciation from art connoisseurs as "Indian soul, international quality" and "many well known artists have brought" his works, he chuckles.
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