Vijay Mohanan, Untitled, acrylic on canvas, 24 x 36 cm, $1200
1. Tell us about the artwork you have in the VAM 2011 Juried Show.
Space, forms and colours creating a flow of poetry. The shapes and figures formulating the meaning of fundamental language of illusion. Abstracting the basic elements of painting from the study of natural objects. Moving from a familiar world to the unknown world, a world of pure space and forms.
Inspiration: The world of objects that transform and invigorate.
Untitled took almost one month to complete.
Thoughts on Untitled: Binding together all the liberated forms and settle down on the space of two white canvases. It gives me a kind of spiritual contentment and enjoyment.
2. How and when did you first become interested in creating art?
Starting from my undergraduate program at Sir. J.J. School of Arts, Mumbai, India. (1979-1984)
3. What do you think of the art scene in Mississauga? Where do you see it heading in the next ten years?
I find Mississauga is a most fascinating place for arts crafts, and is very versatile and vibrant.
4. What advice would you give young people who want to become artists?
Get inspiration from nature, and work.
5. What do you have lined up after the VAM Juried Show? For people interested in finding more of your artwork, do you have a website, blog, Twitter account or gallery?
2011 Annual juried show, Beaux-Arts Brampton
Website still under process.
Facebook address: Vijay Kurup
See Vijay Monahan’s Untitled at the Art Gallery of Mississauga in the VAM 33rd Annual Juried Show until February 26th.
Voting for People’s Choice Award ongoing until February 26th. Ballots available at Gallery reception.