Prof. Mansing Katkar
Most of the span of my life was spent in a village, so I was fortunate to experience nature’s beauty. Also having a degree in Botany developed a scientific attitude towards the same- I got an opportunity to wander through the forests to study botany. While studying Arts, I became a follower of the eminent artist 1-ate Copal Deuskar. Teachings of the eminent artists; late Copal Deuskar and late Vijay Shinde lead me towards a perfect direction. Any theme in Fine Arts gets expressed through its respective art medium tools. In creating any piece of art, the artist’s style and its form hold significance in its form of expression. The whole idea of Art is creating a nature-driven beautified piece of art! One can find this impression in my artwork. Liberal strokes of the brushes have manifested profound disposition- Complexities of the emotional world are ably articulated. The emotional content within the painting as well as its practical and spiritual reality has been aptly portrayed. Space and its simplicity, a dramatic and apt manifestation of emotions, moderate yet precise detailing are the prominent attributes of my art. Typical features such as the forms and a perfect balance and match of colors and shades can be seen. The effects of space have been artistically brought about. Use of distorted natural shapes, ecstatic color combinations, dramatic use of shade-light has been made. Matching shades of colors, as well as contrast ones, have also been made use of the co-relation between characterizations and images present in nature along with the creativity of the artist and nature’s creation has been displayed. Precise use of techniques and color schemes is enabled due to a systematic scientific study. Contemplation of color-line elements and those of art, art creation process has been concisely presented- Going beyond the visible world, creative, occult, amazing and awesome visibility gets expressed through shapes, colors, lines and shades- Creation of natural elements like mountains, earth, water, houses has been expressed through the artist’s abstract canvas- With some variation, the viewers will get an impression of fantasy images through varying shades of colors- An imaginary world has been created bearing in mind the mystic and lively nature which seems mysterious yet appealing to the viewer- most of the paintings are done in oil colours while few are done in acrylic colours.