Medium: Acrylic on Paper
Aniruddh Mehta’s first solo exhibition ‘Perfect’ showcases a series of acrylic paintings that explore the interconnectivity of repetition, erosion, rhythm and texture. It opens dialogue regarding an individual’s need to strive for what is considered to be perfect and the acceptance of imperfections that are inherent in the process of creation.
A deviation from the artist’s other body work, which is often tailored to a level of pixel-perfection, here he challenges himself to embrace the vulnerabilities that come with abstract expressionism. “It is a process of learning and unlearning”, he says.
The artist hopes for the viewer to engage with these creations and discover different perspectives, imagery or feelings that they may invoke; a fascinating exercise on a cognitive level. In doing so, the same work of art may sometimes appear to be ethereal, and in other moments seem more tangible. However the art may be interpreted at any particular moment, the true beauty lies in seeing it for what it is: a bold expression of black ink on paper.