LAKSHMI DEEPIKA, Underwater-rockbed, 2020



Deepika tells us: 

"I am a visual artist whose projects involve paintings using pointillism as the form of art. My

work is a mix of natural and interpretive art and I use nature as my major theme of

communicating my thoughts on canvas, leveraging the essence of life and environment with

the ideals of human innovation to create a lively, flowing artscape. For the past few years, I

have been an active professional artist and my projects examine the topics of life, creation

and sustainability.

I am currently in my final year of Bachelor of Fine Arts and aim to become an active

professional artist and art educator with ambitions for national and international projects and

exhibitions to explore new forms of artistic expression while examining the various impacts

of the confluence of cultures on modern day visual art.

In the early stages of my career, when I joined the course in fine arts, there was a lot of

intrigue and excitement as I learnt new styles and art forms. Later there was the agony of

having to comply with certain ‘rules’ of art and while I did rebel against it, I found that the

compliance allowed me to be more competitive and made me obsessed with painting and to

aim for perfection. This led to a lot of revisions in my paintings and I learnt to study and

understand the intricacies and minutiae of art. Finally, I now have a sense of completeness

about where I stand regarding my choice of art styles.

My interest lies in creating a distinctive use of pointillism and experimenting with various

mediums and styles like stippling, pointillism and dot painting, while using different types of

paper and canvas. As I shift towards a more publicly engaged focus, looking beyond the

traditional gallery and art world model, I am increasingly focused on live sketching, mixing of

mediums and taking my art to more people - which feels like an organic extension of my

artistic skill and its focus on engagement."

LAKSHMI DEEPIKA, Underwater-rockbed