ABOUT ARTIST KAMRAN AZIM
I am a believer in allowing my intuition to guide me through the process of my painting. My paintings start with a few strokes or marks on a blank canvas. These marks come from some theme I may have in mind or it can come through just intuition, mood or even music that's playing in the background. These marks help set some form of rhythm with the canvas and the process of painting begins. I use layers upon layers of paint, alter light, colour, shadow and form, which come from visual memories of whatever I have seen, saved somewhere in my subconscious. It is a process which reveals to me my innermost self and often surprises me.
Landscapes and cityscapes come are the most naturally conceived themes by me. Sometimes within that is embedded various aspects of life, my beliefs and desires. Walkways represent life as a continuous journey going through different places mentally as well as physically. Woman is seen as nature, nurturer, creative, delicate, powerful, erotic and supreme. Birds and animals are also visible in some paintings. I use elements like doors, windows, stairs and some other as symbols to represent different aspects and situations of life. In the end I hope to provide to the viewer a platform of colour and form to trigger his or her own visual memories and experience different emotions like happiness, encouragement, fulfilment, romance, nostalgia and also melancholy as a mature reflective emotion amongst others.
- Post Graduate Diploma in 3D Animation, Media Design School, New Zealand
- Gradutation in Applied Art, Delhi College of Art