P rachi Gothi is a London-based abstract painter producing large, energetic paintings exploring the coexistence of conflicting human emotions by capturing forms in a state of flux with a vibrant yet restrained colour palette. Born and raised in Mumbai, Gothi completed her MA Fine Art from Chelsea College of Art & Design, London in 2010.
Drawing inspiration from the mundane as well as from her personal life experiences, Gothi tries to tap into the complexities of our ephemeral daily emotions by attempting to capture the momentum of an evanescent period in time. The colourful palette juxtaposed with a hint of sombre tones highlight both a sense of disconnection and intimacy simultaneously. She primarily works with acrylic on canvas.
Through her works, Gothi attempts to make the viewer enter into and navigate through a unique space of transience that is the process of becoming something else. She describes her process as organic, building up the painting in intense, dynamic short bursts as a reaction to the existing layers, forms, and colours, which allows for the exploration of the space in-between. Gothi’s work has featured in exhibitions and is in collections across India, UK, Europe, USA, and Australia.
“My relationship with painting deals a lot with the attempt to capture the momentum of a transient period in time. I try to tap into the complexities of our daily emotions as individuals in today’s fast-paced society. I enjoy painting on large-scale canvases where I can get physically immersed into the works, bringing out a performative aspect and creating a mix of controlled and uncontrolled moments in the process. I rely heavily on juxtapositions in my works where I mutate, stretch, obliterate and build up several layers to either completely erase or expose underlying painted areas in order to open up a space for discovery. I endeavour to capture the form in a state of flux without a clear entrance or exit pathway with a sense of uncertainty of what is to come next”
Selected exhibitions include: New Futures 2021 Winner, The Other Art Fair, London, UK (2021); Manchester Art Fair, Ancel Gallery, Manchester, UK (2021); Contemporary Collisions, Houses of Art, Marbella, Spain (2015); Dangerous Curves Ahead, Bermondsey Project Space, London (2012); Bloomsbury Art Fair, Sarah Reynolds Fine Art, London (2012).
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