Deeptika is a gestural abstractionist born in 1995. Following a degree from NTU, UK in media arts in 2018, she spent two years of intense self-study in painting and sculpture. The idea of transcendence over form and material essence provides the overtones for her work. She is influenced by the idea of formlessness which is inherently present and practiced in Sanskrit and Buddhist cultures. Through her work she seeks to explore the dimensions that lie beyond the senses of a human being. Her works are created using natural pigments applied over a stretch of time creating microstructures as a dialogue between metaphysical elements transcending into the material world. She uses her feet and instruments made by herself as tools for her artworks.
From 2018 to 2021, the artist participated in exhibitions and publications around the world at institutions including Art Number 23, London; ToughLuck Gallery, Brighton; Contrarium Magazine, Los Angeles; Den of Talent Artists Residency, Himachal Pradesh etc
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THE ARTIST ON MUSCLE MEMORY
æðri (Higher in Icelandic) was created using natural tea pigments and sumi ink, creating microstructures as a dialogue between metaphysical elements transcending into the material world. æðri fits with the theme of 'Muscle Memory' as I create my work in the moment using movements of my feet dipped in inks and oil paints. I don't preplan the patterns; I let my body speak the gestures into existence. The resulting painting comes from a place deep in my consciousness that I tap into in an almost meditative state, even if it is for just a few minutes. I am not a dancer or a person who likes to move a lot, but when I paint I always feel a sense of familiarity with the motion of body.
& ON WHAT IT MEANS TO BE KALEIDOSCOPED
I think to be kaleidoscoped, see everything for what it is. The interconnectedness of our entire universe unravelling in front of you could mean to be "kaleidoscoped". To realise there is no 'I' and it has always been 'we'. When I imagine the term Kaleidoscoped, I picture myself in a room with mirrors reflecting fractals of life forms, textures of planets, ancient cultural symbolism all falling into place together and then spreading out together.