What are your biggest challenges to creating art and how do you deal with them?
Self discipline, creating uninterrupted studio time and keeping my back/spine in good health. Creating art allows me to look inwards, to find unity and connection in all things.
Is there something you are currently working on, or are excited about starting?
I have been working on two different bodies of work since my return from art residency in Berlin. Ode to Bosphorus: Glimpses of Istanbul through Yantras explores the unity in two old cultures and civilizations through sacred geometry. Glow, an abstract body of works using gold foil in layers to create a sensation of time and space as it manifests in music.
I have currently started some research regarding energy forms and more specifically patterns created by sound vibrations. I am curious to see what comes of it.
Artists you admire and were influenced by.
Of the contemporary international artists my favourites are – Anish Kapoor, Ollafur Elliason, Atul Dodiya and Shilpa Gupta. I have been largely influenced in my work in my student days by work of Gaitonde, Raza, Gerhard Richter, Klee and Kandinsky.
Do you have a motto?
The entire Universe, you and I, are all energy.