non limiting horizons
lyrics of light
Manav Gupta’s art, facing both forwards and inwards, is a contemplation of spiritual and the natural communion.
Technically, as far as color and light goes, he is highly professional. Moreover he has a precise understanding of color as the language with which nature tries to communicate meanings and values. For him color is a function of sight- implying a sun- like quality in the eye.
Here then is a silent discourse on the music of colors. In this way, visually he works out notes and scales to produce melody and harmony. One can follow Manav’s development from color harmonies of great refinement even in his earlier work- on to a progressive liberation of light from the object, or perhaps the resolution of the object into light
Informed by profound intuition Manav’s pictorial language emerges from and surmounts the creative process to exist objectively The painter’s technical knowhow, as a colorist, is not deployed for its own sake, but because his technique has its own meditative content.
The physical interface of global warming, Man’s interference with earth’s natural ecosystems, disregard to environment consciousness by Man has all impacted the artist deeply over the years.