ARTIST TALK & DEMO
AT ASIAN ART MUSEUM
SAN FRANCISCO, CA
March 24 -25, 2017
Rupy had the honor to share the unique Sikh painting style from the Sikh Kingdoms during the 19th century as well as contemporary Gurmukhi calligraphy at the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco, CA. The Artist demo and talk were part of the programming in support of the Sikh Art Exhibition "Saints and Kings" running at the museum. It was a moment of pride to bring Sikh heritage to life through art practice at a major museum.
Art that makes a statement.
The "Mirror Mirror"series includes two of my largest pieces yet.
It's bright. It's meaningful. And it's for you.
ਇਹੁ ਮਨੁ ਆਰਸੀ ਕੋਈ ਗੁਰਮੁਖਿ ਵੇਖੈ ॥
"This mind is a mirror; how rare are those who,
as Gurmukh, see themselves in it."
This collection is meant to make you stop, look, and reflect.
In moments of doubt, chaos, and happiness, I have always trusted the practice of self-reflection. The Gurbani verse in the "Mirror, Mirror" series also reinforces this practice of looking inward. Bold colors, bright contrasts, and obscurity of the composition make this piece stand out in any room or space. The painting forces the viewer to observe, pause, and reflect.
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Modern - Black on Orange
Classic - Gold on Black
Why is 'Mirror Mirror' perfect for you?
This piece will make you sit in your favorite chair with a cup of tea to take a much-needed pause.
The message is to look inward, whether its looking for happiness or answers.
If you can't read Gurmukhi, do not worry...most people who can will also be tilting their heads as they explore the script.
The bright and rich colors will add warmth to that wall in your home begging for more significance.
The size of this painting makes it noticeable surely but if you want it to occupy a cozy corner there are several sizes available for purchase.
Last, but not the least, its rare that I paint on a large scale, so these pieces are definitely unique to this collection and to the range of work I have done so far.