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About the Artist:
Shan Re known as a contemporary modernist is a dynamic and prolific artist and seen actively involved in many fundraising art shows & auctions. She mesmerizes the audience with her spontaneous live painting in various occasions. The intensity and frequency of her creative output is enormous. Shan Re lives and works in Bangalore, India. Her works are in prominent public and private collections. They have been exhibited in several group and solo shows in India and abroad.
Shan's magical color palette is one of the defining features of her work. Shan says, “Color is the silent and dynamic visual language through which I communicate with my viewer. I choose my Color based on resonance not based on reasoning. Color appeals to me in the highest possible way. Color is the flow of my energy and emotion. . Color is a therapy to me ...it crawls deeply into the corners of my soul and slowly it heals and elevates my mood... Color has a healing magic and touches my heart, impacts my nerves.”
Her paintings are all about undying positive energy and intense harmony....a deep engagement with her life. It is an insight into the hidden sounds her soul. In spite of all the challenges in her life, Shan remains unaffected and engrossed in her creative pursuit which gave her courage to face the pain, confront the core issues and move forward with a greater understanding. Shan’s work gives the viewer the revitalizing sense of peace and a refreshing escape into pure color.
Her present series, Window to Himalayas is a window to the higher states of consciousness; A window to the world of mystery, beauty, hope and silence. “Nature is just a metaphor in my art works....nature has a power to renew, refresh and heal herself so I identify myself with nature and I feel that an eternal optimist like me is a human personification of spring,” says the artist.
Each painting of Shan can be considered as a complete poem in itself and it appears to be a sudden capture of a fleeting moment. Shan's paintings are lyrical reflections of her subconscious thoughts, feelings, fantasies, hopes and memories. Shan says, "My vibrational psychic energy is incredibly powerful and a vital force in my creative process. It is an endless flow of irresistible creative force untouched by logical mind"
Shan's free association drawings are strong and powerful. Shan says, "I believe that ‘automatic’ drawing is one of the simplest psychic phenomena and it reveals volumes about my mood and personality. Automatic drawing is a kind of yoga for me. It is the key to becoming centered, whole and flexible. Regular yoga practice loosens up the body and relaxes the mind and spirit. Drawing does the same for me. It is both relaxing and freeing. It is the direct way to the centre of the self and helps me make all my creative work from the centre. I believe that this process helps me for my evolution as an artist in a natural way, true to myself.”
“When I am in the process I feel a great sense of synchronistic flow and purpose as lines evolve in a more fluid and effortless manner. I allow my emotional energy to move through my body into my arm and on to the paper. Straight lines go too quickly to appreciate the pleasure of the journey. To make the line more meaningful I make the line move freely without a goal and curves create a beauty to it. A line is not a boundary, but energy and growth. It is literally a moment and change.”
It is spontaneous, logically unconstrained association of ideas, emotions, and feelings. Free association is an interesting technique used to solve innermost conflicts and contradictions. It's a commonly associated with Sigmund Freud. The goal is not primarily to uncover hidden memories, but to identify genuine thoughts and feelings about life situations to help retrain your brain with positive thinking to create the life you want.