Sagar Talekar (德卡 )
Doctorate in Fine Arts
To start off with in my early days of art education I was more into landscapes. Then around graduation I became involved in portraits and abstracts paintings. While doing all this I had always been keenly interested in live sketching so that is the reason I went and studied classical animation, and worked in that field. I worked on some animation movies and commercial ads. I had participated in the National Taiwan Animation Film Festival in 2003 with my animated movie “Mothers love.” After a lot of experimental work in computer animation I decided to branch out of computer generated animations. This is when I started playing with colors, lines, forms, and textures. Then I realized that an abstract painting is giving me the opportunity of expanding my thought process and offering peace of mind. At this point I left my job and came back to my favorite abstracts.
I have always wondered about the evolution of man and nature. I have always wanted to closely dissect, observe, and learn more about it. My desire to capture and demystify in my colors, lines, forms the mind, soul, feelings, thinking some things that I feel are getting a little lost or losing their values and importance in today’s world. We seem to have lost the core values of life and the desire to nurture and grow. The questions that have plagued me are “How does a sensitive artist look at and express these changes in human nature and attitude?” “Who am I?” “What am I here for?”
I have tried to face myself and seek answers for all these questions, continuously, unrelentingly keep battering away to find answers to my questions. This has also led me to be surprised by myself, irritated, aroused my curiosity in myself, and exasperated me. At times I have moved away and tried to objectively appraise myself as a different person or entity.
Abstract paintings have brought about some major changes in my life. I have turned a complete vegetarian as I feel that an artist should be sensitive to every aspect of nature. A sensitive mind will be able to absorb and reproduce art in its purest form. All life on the planet is not just an aspect of the Evolution Theory but has absorbed imbibed hundreds of thousand of years of life force that has been in existence since time immemorial. I have tried to study, learn, and unravel this mystery in my painting.
For a long time I have been meditating. This allows me to totally concentrate my mind and search for these unknown lines, forms and colors that I try to reflect on canvas. I believe that these forms are coming from nature itself and have helped me enrich my soul.