Artist : Viraag Desai
Title : Finerprint
Medium : Mixed media on canvas
Size : 60” x 72”
Year : 2016
A BFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago – 2005, Viraag Desai has returned from L.A. to set up studio in Kolkata, where he paints, designs and curates. He is actively involved in promoting the growing contemporary art scene in India.
Although this young artist has worked with every conceivable medium, his journey as an artist is taking him into wildly experimental phases where he produces huge three-dimensional works using extremely uncommon media.
His more recent works blur the lines between abstraction and representation, space and surface. His use of pure pigments and a variety of chemicals, such as polyurethane and resin, encaustic medium and stencils are an attempt to take the work out of the realm of ‘image’ - to create an object that can provide a multi-sensoral experience. This often makes his style fragmented, with semi-abstract surreal forms.