Inside Artists - Issue 15

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100 ARTIST PROFILE Moksha Kumar

Sunsets in eternity, 2018, acrylic on canvas, 91 x 152 cm

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ontinually playing with perspectives, painter Moksha Kumar uses various shapes and lines to push and pull her compositions; creating surreal spaces through architectural elements such as staircases which give the illusion of levels, movement and direction. Places that the artist has travelled with increasing familiarity are abstracted in paint, usually in shades of primary red, yellow and blue, coalescing the sense of location into fused geometric forms; sharp, straight and strong with curved elements to ease the eye of the viewer. There are many ways one can enter into the

paintings, and we are invited to play with the forms, creating connections amongst them; it is the artist’s intention to show a state of constant flux. With a BFA in Fine Art from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York, Kumar is currently studying for a Masters in Art History at The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, India, while continuing to work on her paintings and future projects. mokshakumar.com mokshaak@gmail.com