1. What served as an inspiration behind your latest exhibition, Maximum Bose? What role do colours play to define the abstract world in your artworks?
My art career began in Kerala but I started using art terms like ‘abstract idioms’ in Mumbai. I believe extremities coexist in life and in my art too. Maximum Bose is all about celestial abstraction with freshness of maximum colours, using all art academics of technical tools to get absolute pleasure. We start seeing if there is light (‘thamasoma jyothir gamaya’) and colours bring lines, forms and texture and create spaces. Maximum colours metaphorically represent an unbelievable positive approach in my life, which the city of Mumbai, or as I call it, a museum of everything called Mumbai, has taught me.
2. You described the importance of space in your artworks. Could you elaborate on it?
Layers of colours, gradations of colours, textures and layers of form covered on canvas (space). It is like designing and wrapping a space with the understanding of an ‘ism’ called Abstract. Here, it worked as opposite to Minimalism and I call it Maximum! I would like to create a million
works in this mode of practice, celestial spaces.
3. Could you tell us a bit about any other interesting project that you are currently working on?
Kochi-Muziris Biennale, and we are looking for a new curator for the second edition, which will open on December 12, 2014, for over three months. Also, I am working on a large exhibition with the help of an
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