Vikash Kalra

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BIOGRAPHY

If there are any simple truths about art and the artist- it is as Picasso states “painting is a blind man’s profession. He paints not what he sees, but what he feels, what he tells himself about what he has seen.” The same holds true for Vikash Kalra. His art is a depiction of the turbulence, the climax and the ache in his life. His strokes are bold, definite, a burst of emotion treated with almost a child like quality. But there is nothing child like about its depiction. The subject’s naked scars, their haunted eyes and the impregnable silence as you stand before it. His art is difficult. It is demanding. It offers you a glimpse of the intrinsic nature of man, of woman, of relationships and their tempestuousness. It will not allow you to remain passive. Of the man, the artist. 

He exists with the carelessness of someone aware of how truly transient life is. He is enframed by his philosophy, his experience and his dabbling hand which stops for no one. He has risen, fallen, loved and betrayed. He exists for all to see, as does his art and therein lies his truth – to expect little but to deny limitation. It is in this context that one can appreciate the subliminal quality of his work which taps into the remnants of a forgiven yet inescapable past. Still, it offers you hope. Hope, because by witnessing its emotive familiarity and by valuing each moment for itself, with each stroke and each expression, you are in fact freed by it. The day has not been written nor has this life.

Finally, to appreciate the beauty of his work, prepare to reveal something of yourself. Art is after all, for Vikash, an intimate conversation between those who were once strangers in this unpredictable land of ours. 
- Trupthi Basavaraj, Ex. Member of the Trinity ArtsCommittee, University of Cambridge, U.K.

Birth Place: New Delhi, India

Year of Birth:1973
Qualification: Graduate From Delhi University, A Self Taught Artist


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