Shivani Dugar

Shivani Dugar’s transcendental art works celebrate the sublimeness of nature. Like abstract symphonies, they capture its many moods, andoffer multiple perspectives and interpretations of the natural world. Through the play of intense, graded hues and multiple layers of texture and light, the Bangalore-based, Kolkata-born artist’s atmospheric acrylics on canvas evoke anticipation, hope, nostalgia and the excitement of adventure.Dugar describes her work as “a slow process of building a surface of multiple layers until it is charged with vibrant visual energy, symbolic of time, events, stories and emotions.” Coloured with wash-tones of yellows, blues and greens, and streaked with brilliant reds and deep browns, her images are made by interlocking and layered marks – a technique she mastered through printmaking.