contemporary art


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Namrita Bachchan    |   Deliverance     
7th November - 17th Nov
ember   2007

"Each visual artist has a language. When I returned to India I was a sponger. I picked up a lot of the symbolism I saw around me. Films are not all that different from paintings, for both are visual arts. The language of Indian art is more subtle, more discreet - there's something in the way an Indian person uses colour and hue. What's more important is that truth and certain values which are Indian must be reflected in your work rather than overt symbols of Indian culture."

"Having a famous surname certainly puts unnatural pressure because you have to face success and failure in the public eye. But then again, it also pushes you to give that extra edge."

"Every child retaliates against the previous generation. I wanted to be the polar opposite of my parents - I was given the freedom to do that, and my mother has always respected my choices."

"For the artist, what finally counts are the basics -- harmony and composition. If that's in place, there's art. Everything else is secondary."

"Be ordinary in your daily life so you can be extraordinary in your work’. “I have a tunnel vision when it comes to work. I don’t even have a television because I’d rather listen to music or read,”

Mumbai-based artist, Namrita Bachchan, studied at the Rhode Island School of Design and Parsons in New York.