The 24 Laws of Meinong’s Jungle

My new series is based on 19th-century Austrian psychologist and philosopher Alexius Meinong’s Theory of Objects (published in 1904), which was ridiculed at the time as being too far-fetched for suggesting the beingness of nonexistent things. His suggested parallel universe of ‘impossible objects’ was termed Meinong’s Jungle by his critics. Today, however, Meinong’s Jungle holdsContinue reading “The 24 Laws of Meinong’s Jungle”

What Is Abstract Art?

“The longer you look at an object, the more abstract it becomes, and ironically, the more real.” – Lucian Frued People are provoked by abstract art. Some like it and understand it right away while others are puzzled or confused by it.  Definition: It means moving away from literal and realistic references and instead usingContinue reading “What Is Abstract Art?”

The Last Light

Oil pastels on premium paper with lacerations, 8 x 12 inches Refugees, political prisoners, modern-day slaves, activists incarcerated for speaking out against injustice, People facing discrimination, death, disrespect for the colour of their skin, or the caste or community or gender they were born in… Who is ‘they’ and who is ‘us’? Today we areContinue reading “The Last Light”

Modern Horror

Oil paints, oil based marker, sketch pens on premium paper, 6 x 8.5 inches Work never stops, it just piles on. Never ends, too much competition to comprehend. Workers working always reworking. Pressure from the boss, “do it now or out you go”, you’re tossed. Everyone’s climbing a ladder, poised on the front, smothering inside,Continue reading “Modern Horror”

Indian Summer

Bindis, pearl stick-ons, sketch pens on premium paper, 12 x 16 inches Clear blue skies and hand-stitched textiles, cultures and tribes, this country has a great vibe. Bindis and pearls, elegantly worn. India has so much art, you can’t get enough of these colours, there’s too much heart. Welcome to an Indian summer. INR 13,000

Mother and Child

Acrylic, oil pastel, acrylics and oil based marker on premium paper, 8 x 11 inches She’s always there to direct you, she’s always there even when you don’t listen to her advise, she’s always there to hold your hand and console you, she’s always there to protect her pride, mother lion, mother guide. INR 15,500

Light Up

Acrylic and oil-based paint marker, stencil on premium paper 12 x 16 inches A wondering mind, never does it stop. I’m in 12th grade studying, for my boards, “So boring!” I thought. I just learnt stencilling and light bulbs were all I could see, floating about reflecting light, synergy. INR 15,500