Revati Sharma Singh
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R evati Sharma Singh is a self-taught artist based between London and India. She works with various media including clay, gold as well as paint which she makes using glue and natural pigments. She wishes to be ethical in the implementation of her work. The way she chooses to express her soul is utterly organic, by recreating the formations and patterns that can be found in nature and by revisiting her work softly, patiently, until she reaches the final result.
In her words: “No painting is ever finished, like nature is never finished...’
Layers of surfaces lend depth to understanding and emotion below. Even if it can no longer be seen, it is alive just there, under the surface. My works are made up of these layers. To me no painting is ever finished, like nature is never finished. It grows, collapses and gives of itself time and time again. You see a landscape, you imagine nothing has changed and yet... buds emerge, flowers wilt, foliage matures and there’s something new waiting to blossom. And yet none of this can be seen, unless you stop to look. I want my paintings to evoke that very feeling.”
She has exhibited her work in exhibitions worldwide. The language of food, the powerful struggle of the planet’s reproductive abilities under siege from a surging population, are all at the core of Revati Singh Sharma’s work. She brings into sharp relief the constant tussle between nature and humanity, the ongoing rigour of natural produce with human mismanagement and greed. Vibrant, vivid and replete with her voice, it is livid in her refusal to accept that art cannot indeed change the world.
Her work finds its verse in memories, of her days at her maternal grandmothers’ tea estate nestled between mountains in Darang, (Himachal Pradesh) This tiny village in Northern India is the spiritual home that renders her aesthetic. Travelling the world, living and working in so many countries left her empty, I longed for the hills. Yet, it took a lifetime to realise that her childhood home never actually left her. That she never actually left it behind. For the last 20 years she has supported multiple organisations both financially and with her time and expertise. She is on the advisory board for https://atypicaladvantage.in whose vision is to generate and develop livelihood opportunities for individuals with disabilities by showcasing their talent and not their disability. This year, she has set up The Barkhat Art Foundation, with the intention of supporting young women creative practitioners who place at land, nature, care, wellbeing and nurture as the centre of their practice.
Press: https://www.mid-day.com/articles/london-based-indian-artist-to-host-exhibition-of-food-grains-in-mumbai/19144158 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_t4Yr0m9rDs http://www.leonardorotatori.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/Italia-Docet-_-Laboratorium_press-release_-Eng-version.pdf https://www-grazia-co-in.cdn.ampproject.org/v/s/www.grazia.co.in/people/5-minutes-with-revati-sharma-singh-1269.amp?amp_js_v=0.1&usqp=mq331AQGCAEoATgA#origin=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.google.co.uk&prerenderSize=1&visibilityState=prerender&paddingTop=54&p2r=0&horizontalScrolling=0&csi=1&aoh=15363629308006&viewerUrl=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.google.co.uk%2Famp%2Fs%2Fwww.grazia.co.in%2Fpeople%2F5-minutes-with-revati-sharma-singh-1269.amp&history=1&storage=1&cid=1&cap=swipe%2CnavigateTo%2Ccid%2Cfragment%2CreplaceUrl https://www.hindustantimes.com/art-and-culture/between-the-lines/story-sTW5F5mUww2gzLrnBBsH2I.html https://www.dnaindia.com/lifestyle/report-no-place-for-toilets-feels-revati-sharma-1373511
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