Interview: Abhijit Pathak. Artist from New Delhi, India.
Abhijit Kumar Pathak was born in 1986 and has done his Diploma in Arts, BHU,Varanasi. He used to see different types of traditional paintings on wall,which were drawn during festive occasions and wedding ceremonies.
Once he was captivated by an artist who was making murals on the wall of a temple which enthusiastically motivated him to become an artist.
In 2001 during Art camp he got the firstbreak in his career and he got more opportunities in life from here. In his work, there is no pretension, nogoal.
He perennially tries to visualize things in a different way. His work illustrates his perceptions, feelings, sentiments and they even translate themthrough the use of line, with a subtle play of color.
The lines are not uniform but they ratherlook like of scribbling or childish. In his art the lines may bend, come closertogether and they even separate; there is no point of rest in his art.
His Painting is not a dialogue or a conversationbut they can communicate with line. It is basically a process, which can stopat any time. In his art there is no beginning and ending point.
He was Honoured with many Awards and Scholarships. In 2010 he got 52nd National award by Lalit kala Academy, New Delhi.
In 2012 he got National Art Exhibition byOdisha Lalit kala Academy and The Governor of Maharashtra Award & Medal by TheBombay Art Society .In 2014, he participated in a group exhibition of art titled 'A point and lineto plane' at Gallery Beyond Mumbai and in another group exhibition of art entitledsignature of diversity-2’ at India habitat center New Delhi.
His work marks a different approach making his paintings visually energetic. His work is energetic and is reflective of the various shades of human emotions. There are few important factors in his paintings which depict his art from incompleteness to completeness.
At present he is planning to do varioussolo shows in India and Abroad. According to him artworks are the reflection of any artist, and they are inseparable from life. His main ambition is to bring off newperspective for abstraction.