By exploring the concept of landscape in a nostalgic way, I create intense personal moments masterfully created by means of rules and omissions, acceptance and refusal, luring the viewer round and round in circles. My art is based on formal associations which open a unique poetic vein. Multilayered images arise in which the fragility and instability of our seemingly certain reality is questioned. By applying abstraction, I investigate the dynamics of landscape, including the manipulation of its effects and the limits of spectacle based on our assumptions of what landscape means to us. Rather than presenting a factual reality, an illusion is fabricated to conjure the realms of our imagination.
Abhishek Kumar defines a fragmented reality of landscape abstraction and natural beauty in this exquisite personal practice.
Graduating with a BFA in Painting from the College of Art, New Delhi, India in 2013, he has since become an up-and-coming contemporary art figure. He won the North Zone Bronze Medal Award for Digital Art by Prafulla Art Foundation in 2017, Ravi Jain Annual Fellowship Award for Painting by Dhoomimal Gallery in 2015 and has exhibited at various galleries including Galleria Balmain, London, UK.
Abhishek’s paintings lead the viewing mind through a world created in textured colour, expressing more than beauty and emotional resonance. He states that his paintings “sometimes radiate a cold and latent violence. At times, disconcerting beauty emerges. By emphasising aesthetics, my works seduce the viewer into a world of ongoing equilibrium and the interval that articulates the stream of daily events.” Let your imagination create links and lines through reality and abstraction of his idealistic world.