Friday 29 October 2021

“Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time” — Thomas Merton

Shreela Gokarn (b.1966). 

After nearly twenty satisfying years in the industry as an Interior Designer, I decided to focus my attention on my desire to paint - My passion, My love. I trained in my formative years under my mother, Premi Ullal, who is a product of J. J. School of Art, Mumbai, India. Portraiture is her forte. I learnt all the nuances of making portraits in oil, water colour and charcoal. A self taught artist in the Mixed Media Abstract Art medium as well as Digital art, experimentation and innovation have been vital components to creating art that speaks of my experiences. I feel my digital art can't be slotted into a category. I spent my initial years in an industry, where change is a constant feature in your work. If you want to be noticed, you have to be innovative and constantly thinking out of the box. This has influenced my work greatly.

I have also been drawn to mixed media which I enjoy immensely. "Letting go" is a great way to express oneself, by letting the brushes to speak for you, to explore and express feelings through colours. A culmination of my reality, I like to think of my art as the marriage of my understanding of the world and my imagination – the real and the unreal. The combination of mood and depth fused with concepts of space, theology and continuity provoke my imagination to chronicle, through layers of texture and color, my reality. This body of 10 works is part of a collection of Digital Abstract works called Prakruti

Digital Art by Shreela Gokarn

Shreela Gokarn pursues her heart felt desire to raise awareness about the repercussions of our actions on our environment. Through her paintings, she showcases the detrimental consequences of rapidly growing urbanization, water crisis, disappearing jungles and similar aspects leading to the deterioration of our planet Earth, while she highlights the goodness and healing touch of nature. She wishes to rouse people through her art. 

Digital Art by Shreela Gokarn

She quotes:"stretching his hand to reach the stars, too often man forgets the flowers at his feet"- Jeremy Bentham. The artist has divided her work into three parts: The first collection of 7 artworks represents the thought that, “We are part of the earth and it is part of us”. The second section, a selection of 10 artworks dwells on the present status of our environment, "When Life's Green gives away". However, the artist is an optimist at heart and would like to believe that we can restore the environment quite successfully. This is depicted by 7 artworks in the last section, "Mother Nature is generous, as she never gives up, if only we give her a chance".... Since starting my expedition with digital art in 2015, I have been a part of both group and solo exhibitions. I recently have been recognized for my work and was represented by Art nou Millenni at the Art Baho Festival 2019 Barcelona, Spain, under the category "unique art works". I hope my art does start a visual conversation between us!



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