For Rashmi, who is an ardent nature lover creating a series of works based on natural elements is like an obvious extension of her being. Presently, based in Hyderabad, Rashmi is a post graduate in fine arts from Lalit Kala Vibhaag, Nagpur. Nature has always been a rich source of inspiration for her.
A recent series of her works have been clubbed together into a solo show titled, Colour fields, presently on display at Icon art gallery. The colour masses are applied in impasto technique, wherein thick layer of colour is juxtaposed /spread on the picture surface. Effervescent colour hues get placed on the canvas with all their latent intensity and strength.
Rashmi recreates nature in its quiet, silent and relaxed stance. Her strokes are balanced and follow a prescribed, neat path. Since there is no description of the details of the elements depicted, the viewer feels free to explore sections of colour areas as tall mountains, green clusters and deep valleys. The artist states that the inspiration for her present series comes from her need to break free from urban surroundings. She believes that the monotony of city life detaches one from the boundless charms of nature. And so, her work is like a retreat which makes her feel rejuvenated.
She tells more, “Every instance of observing nature closely, inspires me to capture its iridescent colours on my canvases. I always start working on new series to preserve my memories and experiences. I try to recreate the magic of the nature based on my observation using various vibrant and some transparent colours and vigorous strokes. My expression in art always comes in abstractism as I use a visual language of shape, forms and lines to create the composition which sometimes can be very independent from the actual visual references.”...