Size: 9.45"W x 12.6"H x 0.04"D
Year Created: 2017
The historical art wave called 'Impressionism' has influenced me in the way I look at color while representing reality as I see it. One of the promoters of this different (color)view, was August Renoir. Unlike Paul Cezanne and Vincent van Gogh, the former belonged much more to the 'upper-middle class' of painters. Where Cezanne and Van Gogh aimed at representing or at least depicting the working class and rural landscapes, Renoir moved in urban circles and found his topics there. Apart from that, Renoir was battling a debilitating rheumatoid arthritis, which didn't stop him from painting!
I lived in Tamilnadu, South-India, for almost 15 years, my (late) wife Jansi is Tamilian, our twins for 50%. Tamil is the language of nearly 70 million people in and outside India. Tamil is the language of poets, its verses are well-known across many borders and there isn't an Indian state that produces as many new songs every year as Tamilnadu does. In short, when thinking about a name for my art enterprise, கலை ('art') immediately came to my mind. I draw and paint since a small age, but only since 2002 I have been taking it more seriously. When Jansi died in 2014 I was down and out for a year, but in 2015 while putting myself and our twins together again, my art work started to take me on a strong flight to where I am now, where I draw and paint so much that I dare call myself an artist.