Suminder and Jonathan are both artists and happy to give advice, look at works-in-progress and take commissions.
Here's a little more about us:
I began producing art 25 years ago, when a friend suggested that I try out painting. What interested me most, and inspired me to pursue painting for the rest of my life, was the satisfaction I took in the physical process of creating a work of art.
Working with the materiality of paint has now become a crucial language through which I make sense of the world. Such physical engagement is important to me as greater portions of everyday life are digitised into immateriality and images increasingly replace the real.
Since that introduction to painting I have pursued my interests through completing a bachelor’s degree in Fine Art in 2007 and now studying for my Master’s in Fine Art from Birmingham City University.
I have continued to work with abstraction and materiality, having been influenced by Mark Rothko, Sean Scully, and Howard Hodgkin. My current work examines the colours, textures, and sensations associated with urban life in both India and Britain.
Layering and scraping away paint on the canvas is an analogue of the long-term processes of the city. This focus on urban change and transient experience often means that the end result is less important than the transitions and changes the canvas experiences over time.
As an artist working mainly with oils on canvas, I usually create abstract works based on the human perception of natural experiences and phenomenon. Using art as language is another aspect I am beginning to explore.
I also occasionally attempt figurative work.
I am a member of two local art societies, the Association of Midland Artists (AMA) and the Leamington Studio Artists (LSA) and enjoy submitting my work to exhibitions both locally and further afield.
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