All my paintings are made intuitively with regard to choice of colours, brush strokes, and composition. The images, patterns, and designs are sourced from imagination. I do not plan in advance when creating my artworks. There are no sketches, drawings, or colour studies. I start with a blank canvas and let the ideas flow; thus, allowing the paintings to take flight in whichever direction they choose. At regular intervals, I stop work and observe the painting with an empty mind to allow guidance through intuition. I have little or no control over the creative outcomes except for the appearance of the recurring images being trees, birds, and a stickman-like character; they represent life, liberation, and ego respectively.
Everything is visualised, outlined, and painted freehand. There are no stencils or templates used in my artworks. I do use tools like rulers, tapes, and compass for geometrical shapes. I never know how any of my artwork is going to turn out until the end. The work is deemed finished when the composition reaches a certain dynamic balance that feels complete.
You can read about my inspiration and influences in the 'About Selva Veeriah' section.
Acrylic on canvas
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