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Hello, I am Priya,
Welcome to this collection of artwork I've created over the years.  
When you scroll down this page you will read why I make my images -

 I engage in image-making as a response to my surroundings. Drawing allows me to perceive what I am looking at, explore what I am thinking and bring about awareness and clarity within me that manifests itself on paper.
 I studied Visual Art in Australia where I was convinced out of my painstakingly rendered pencil drawings into stylized images which added dimensions to my work that moved it beyond replication. With time and sustained practice, I learnt to explore my thoughts, engage my imagination and above all recognize my voice within my drawings and nurture it, I emboldened my lines, infused mood and strengthened my skills; in other words, I learnt to express myself effectively  by amplifying my point of view through stylization and  metaphor rather than repetition alone.

  I create primarily in Black and White because I believe it gets to the core of the truth. A picture in color is to be looked at but the contrasts of Black and White compel us to think. I revel in the directness of working with charcoal. With this medium I draw not just with my fingers but with the energy of my entire body. Charcoal is both decisive and subtle; it can be sensual as well as intellectual. It allows me the clarity and expressiveness I desire while creating my drawings.

 

I create primarily in Black and White because I believe it gets to the core of the truth. A picture in color is to be looked at but the contrasts of Black and White compel us to think.
I revel in the directness of working with charcoal. With this medium I draw not just with my fingers but with the energy of my entire body. Charcoal is both decisive and subtle; it can be sensual as well as intellectual. It allows me the clarity and expressiveness I desire while creating my drawings.

Please click on the links to the left to navigate the different sections and then click on the images to enlarge and proceed -