The concept of my cultural identity and the conflict of abandoning my past and heritage is the main theme behind my work. As a designer I wanted to explore both digital and physical media such as drawings, paintings and collaging to explore figures and events from my past and my challenge to preserve these personal memories. The use of radical colors throughout my composition expresses the extremes in my emotions as well as my thoughts. My work utilizes transfer media and collage which overlap photographs which captures the spontaneity and unpredictability of these vivid memories.
The process of creating this series was by first exploring the traditional Indian art style to see what ideas I can develop. Only using the design elements of color and value and texture, I wanted to create these abstract figures using analogous colors to explore the overall theme. There’s an expressive use of value in large abstract forms and brushstrokes and details are applied in areas where there something to notice. The exploration of using visual methods to evoke emotions and memory through colors is what allows me to focus and continue this work.
To see more of Sandesh's work: Sandesh Baral