Krupa Shah has received prestigious awards and participated in significant group exhibitions at different venues in India and abroad over the last 5 years. She is self-taught artist, her deep interest in painting and her desire to be unique enabled her to develop an artistic hand at abstract painting, beside other styles.
Her paintings are based on the transformation and evolution of the nature and universe. Her paintings depict oneness of all beings on earth. She tells IndyaWire.com ‘I believe that colors are a major part of an individual’s life. It is very important to balance the hues. Green and red are my favorite.’
She quotes, “Art is everywhere, you just have to put your eye on it and may be at times contemplate on it to get into its skin.”
Speaking about her current (on-going) exhibition at the Jehangir Art Gallery in south Mumbai, she says my new collection of Paintings ‘REFLECTIONS’ are inspired from AUM – OM.
In conversation with Manjari Yadav of IndyaWire.com, Krupa says, “While meditating I keep on chanting Aum-OM which fills you up with energy and vibrations and colors keeping your mind away from wondering. As I passed different levels in meditation, I started observing strong colors and hues. I also experienced different strokes in the colors due to the different level of frequencies and vibrations which were evolved by my subconscious mind while meditating. These are the colors and feelings that I portray in my paintings. Colors have a different connectivity with human beings like green connects with nature and so on”.
Some of her paintings on display include Ishwara, Shivalik, Eternity, Ataman, Sthana – which are also the names of the paintings.
There are over 38 paintings on display – all acrylic color on canvas. When asked why she prefers acrylic on canvas, she says, canvas has better durability. “I like to work with the best. Acrylic color gives an artist a lot of freedom.”
This is Krupa Shah’s first solo exhibition, though she has jointly exhibited several times with other artistes. Krupa Shah’s paintings have travelled around the Globe and she has participated in shows and combined exhibitions at places like Dubai, Chicago, Delhi, Lisbon-Portugal, Pune, Calcutta, Mumbai.
“Most people do not know what abstract art is,” opines Shah. Size-wise, the largest painting on display is a 5 ft x 7 ft Shivalik which is approximately priced at Rs 5.25 lakh. The smallest is a 2 ft x 2 ft painting titled Prana (or Pran) and is priced at approximately Rs 60 Thousand.
Krupa Shah plans to do several shows in December – at the Taj Mumbai in Mumbai, Lalit Kala Kendra Delhi and Taj Vivanta at Hyderabad.
Several celebrities visited the exhibition and congratulated artist Krupa Shah. They include actor Aslam Khan, socialite and businessman Parvez Damania, director Srikant Velagalati, actor Rio Kapadia, music director Shyam, singer Kumar Sanu, director Hemant Nilim Das, model Laila Panda, actress Mishti Chakroborty, theater and media personality Dolly Thakore, Padmashree Nana Chudasama and many others.