The magic of PaRa
By Kinjal Trivedi
We have learned about legends in the art world who have created masterpieces during their times. These masterpieces help auction houses make a business out of these emotions of the artists.
These artists are no more with us and so their emotions and thought process is not accessible to us. In turn, evaluating their art by not taking their thought process in consideration creates a gap.
We now take a look at living artists and appreciate the medium of communication they are creating in today’s world we live in.
Meet Mr. Patil Rajendra, fondly known as PaRa. He has a BA in History from G D Art and is an Art Master from J J School of Art, Mumbai. J J School of Arts is the pioneer of Art School in India from where most of our legendary artists have graduated from.
Currently PaRa is a lecturer at J J School of Art in Mumbai as well since the year 1992.
PaRa’s style is Abstract inspired by Agricultural Events, Spirituality and portrays the emotions between hope, fear and faith in his peculiar style. His language of painting differentiates the haphazard style of abstract which does not seem systematic.
He paints with ink on paper.
Learning abstract style of painting is extremely technical and not at all about paints being thrown, sprayed or blown on a canvas. Those ‘abstract paintings’ that you see that are filled with blotches of colors is nothing but someone playing with colors. However, the expression and the message that is portrayed is directed to a certain group of people all over the world. As a universal language.
PaRa says, “Abstract art has the importance of absolute. It helps conclude multiple dimensions of experience and expresses with inner energies like happiness, pain, freedom which explores with body of form, material and color to provocative space activation.”
In India where abstract art is at a rise how can viewers perceive the form where no object is depicted?
PaRa says, “Children will guide you to lead and think about nothing. It’s a much simpler joy of being pure without prejudice and preoccupation. Abstract is a treat for the soul with immortality and soils.”
If a J J School of Art professor explains it so well, we kids can definitely find a way to express our emotions too! Painting is technical. Learn the basics of this technique and we all all create wonders.