This background might seem entirely unconnected with the world of art, but for decades Seshadri has been wielding the brushes as a hobby. Seshadri Sreenivasan is an autodidactic artist. He has had a few one-man shows to his credit and been part of regional group exhibitions in Bombay, Bangalore, and Delhi in the 70’s and 80’s. In the years 2006 and 2008 he had an opportunity to exhibit some of his paintings in a private show in New York. Presently 3 of his paintings are being shown at the Southern Nevade Museum of Fine Art.(from June through Oct 2010) His art features in the art book International Contemporary Masters –III released by World Wide Art Books
Caught up in the rat race, however, Seshadri had little time to devote to his canvasses and virtually gave up painting. But the new millennium brought with it a new phase of creativity, and he is again finding himself painting and capturing the evanescent moments of life.
Artist’s Philosophy And Statement.
Generally I consider my art a purely personal expression. . I consider it, also, a contribution to society. … I consider my work an expression of the age. I am painting contemporary subjects and find them very interesting. … I believe that art should be Universal in spirit, and therefore I do not consider my work an expression of the spirit of any national, racial, religious, political, social or economic group, body, background or attitude
I only adore beauty. No ugliness will find a place in my themes. No sad or cruelty that we see all around us. I want my viewers to feel happy looking at my paintings. Life is beautiful. And we have only one to live!
I started painting from a young age. Art is my passion. It is all consuming and is giving me immense pleasure and an alternate career. Through the arts we can reach out to our creative source. We can use our creativity to enrich our personal & professional lives.
Painting is a process of evolution. For me, painting is a learning experience that finds me constantly evolving, Style is not the point. Artists always change to find something new.
There are hidden meanings and obtuse symbolisms in my paintings. I simply create images that I find to be pleasing. I try to provide an environment for thought – a playground for the mind.
My artwork is my interpretation of various topics. I would invite the viewer to interact with the images and to develop his or her own meanings from them.
My advice to you when viewing my work?
Use your imagination! Have fun!