Rajesh Salgaonkar

Coming from a fishing community, the sea is an intrinsic part of Rajesh Salgaonkar’s art, just as it is a powerful and abiding feature of Goa. An overarching physical presence, a metaphor and an ode to his roots – the sea operates at multiple levels in Salgaonkar’s magic realist works. Showcasing, ethereal, fish-like women, intertwined with aquatic creatures and symbols, the mixed media works submerge viewers into fantastical underwater and stream of consciousness realms where animals and nature meld with the human.