Surabhi’s paintings are an artists impression of the inner landscape of the human mind, which delves into various aspects of everyday life experiences. The designs showcase a sense of fluidity and movement through each ridge and crevice formed on the canvas.
With her new collection ‘Unbridled Thoughts’, she has been inspired by the desire to experiment with materials and has challenged the traditional perception of painting. Flowing spaces, dynamic sculptural forms and textures have been introduced to render a distinctively unique appearance to each artwork. This allows her to develop a new technique which communicates both fragility and strength.
By using aluminum reinforced papier-mâché, Surabhi creates an array of landscapes that are an inevitable parts of our daily lives - striations that symbolize rising challenges, hopes that are sown and responsibilities that are taken. As we continue to navigate through the ups and downs, shades and shadows, we come across pockets of memories that narrate a history and visually stimulate you.
Her work explores the undulating lines, unruly skin of the paper and this becomes the texture of the artwork. Just as our experiences weigh heavily on our mind and bodies, the final image though simple and effortless, creates a definite experience through these varied textures.
Surabhi Mathur is an artist based in Dubai, U.A.E.
Having inherited an artistic flair and an exquisite sense of aesthetics from her family, she found herself immersed in Art at an early age. Attending Art lessons and learning new Art forms are some of the fondest childhood memories engrained in her mind.
This passion to translate ideas and concepts into functional design, led her to study Architecture . At the onset of her career, she worked on some high profile projects in India and UAE, thereby gaining confidence and technical skills in the field.
Over the years her children became her muse and she found herself immersed in Art as a means of her creative expression. In addition to creating customized artworks and sculptures, she used her knowledge to work with children by teaching and creating art curriculums for a school. To further develop her skills, she completed a senior level sculpting course from Sharjah Art Institute.
Her early work is majorly influenced by nature based on her experiences of growing up in india and her travels around the world. Using modeling paste, she created small sculpture like effects on the canvas and designed a larger realistic painting around it. Through abstract realism painting style, she combined the two opposing genres into one beautiful space, where dreams and realities merged.
Surabhi’s latest body of work uses reinforced aluminum and papier-mâché to create dynamic sculptural forms that challenge the traditional perception of painting.The process of creating three dimensional effect may have changed, this change has only added another dimension to her work.
Surabhi’s latest collection is inspired by the way light reflects and shadows are formed in the sand dunes. The colours stretch, breathe and always shift with the light.The fluidity in her work is synonymous to the significance of movement in life, not just physical but also through thoughts and emotions.
These sculptural paintings have Aluminium meticulously structured with hand to form intricate patterns and then papier-mâché is used to cover and provide strength.Surabhi creates dynamic designs and complex compositions providing multiple ways to view the artwork
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