Twenty-two year old artist Tasneem Lohani on abstract art and her first ever solo exhibition
Twenty-two year old Tasneem Lohani was on a trip to London at Middlesex University when she found artworks by the greats of modern art and learnt from experienced professors, which shifted her perspective on art and helped her evolve as a more wholesome artist. After experimenting with various mediums like oil, acrylics, watercolours, photo inks, mixed media and even sound, Tasneem will be using black ink on paper as her main medium for her first-ever solo art exhibition named Raw State Of Mind.
“The show is a culmination of a year-long experiments with inks, watercolours, acrylics, meditation and mindful practices,” says the graduate from Stella Maris College. “Raw State of Mind is a journey through an emotional roller coaster expressed in numerous forms and expressions. However, the intent remains the exploration of raw energy and emotion.” She states the feel of each painting change with her mood at that time, and it is a careful observation of the very basic human emotions. “I want the viewers to at least spend five full minutes with a painting to really feel the character of the painting. Because abstract art is not about understanding, it is about giving it the time to let it alter your attitude.”
With 30 paintings on display, the artist draws inspiration from other art exhibitions, a new city and new people. “My work has evolved greatly due to the intense art history knowledge I received during my under graduation. On a personal level, art has challenged me, my actions and thoughts.” Tasneem will be heading out to London to pursue her Masters in Fine Art at Kingston University later this year and hopes she can make more art from there as well.
From today till August 19. At Cholamandal Artists’ Village. Between `2,900 to `49,900.