Profile de Seshadri Sreenivasan
Profile of Mr. Seshadri.Sreenivasan
Born in 1942, Seshadri is an engineer by profession. He holds a degree in electrical engineering and is also a Fellow of the Institution of Engineers in India. This background might seem entirely unconnected with the world of art, but for decades Seshadri has been wielding the brushes. The new millennium has brought with it a new phase of creativity and Seshadri has again finding himself painting and capturing the evanescent moments of this world.
Seshadri has created a large body of work in several media over the last three decades. Painting is his passion. His artworks adorn the walls of many offices and homes. He has an extensive solo and group show history. His very recent artistic endeavours include:
1) One-man show at Bajaj Art Gallery, Mumbai, Y2003
2) One man show sponsored by Standard Chartered bank, Mumbai-Y2005
3) One-man show at Nitai Goras, Mumbai Y2006
4) Group Show in Mumbai Y2007
5) Private art show at Chappaqua, NY, 2006 and Y2008
6) Three Silver Cup awards--- Y2007 and Y2009 from Artmajeur, UK
7) Six times Juried Showcase Award Winner ---March 2009 and May 2009 –ArtSlant Gallery USA.
Seshadri lives in Mumbai, India with his family.
Artist’s Philosophy And Statement.
Art is my passion. It is all consuming and is giving me immense pleasure and an alternate career. Through the arts we can reach out to our creative source. We can use our creativity to enrich our personal & professional lives.
Colour is a progressive art. While my paintings draw much from the tradition, my effort has been to explore the new concepts in manipulation of colour. I try to interpret them in aesthetic terms which one might comprehend without difficulty
Painting is a process of evolution. For me, painting is a learning experience that finds me constantly evolving, Style is not the point. Artists always change to find something new.
I try to find the most intriguing, and imagine how I might cultivate that intrigue by creating an image using that reference as a starting point.
Generally I consider my art a purely personal expression; occasionally I don’t. I consider it, also, a contribution to society. … I consider my work an expression of the age.. … I believe that art should be Universal in spirit, and therefore I do not consider my work an expression of the spirit of any national, racial, religious, political, social or economic group, body, background or attitude.
For decades I have been wielding the brushes as a hobby. Although I am an entirely self-taught artist I have had a few one-man shows to my credit and been part of regional group exhibitions in Bombay, Bangalore, and Delhi in the 70's and 80's.
The new millennium has brought with it a new phase of creativity, and I am again finding myself painting and capturing the evanescent moments of this world. I have been regularly painting and selling art in India and abroad. Many of my creations adorn the wall of homes and offices in India and abroad.