Seema Kachroo

Seema M Kachroo

Artist Statement

My work is an expression of my innermost impressions, experiences and observations. It belongs to the genre of autobiographical narrative, with a sense of empathy towards the persona, images, symbols, rituals, customs, objects, and space where the drama of life is taking place around me.

The making of art for me begins through the exploration of a theme and its relationship with myself. I then conduct research by reviewing resources such as old photographs, drawings, books, textiles, internet , magazines and studying the work of other artists. Oil paints and mixed media present me with an extensive scope of experimentation where I can enjoy and use the inherent qualities of varied materials while building layers and stories.

I start with a rough drawing and working with watercolors, pastels, papercuts, collage, oils, and acrylic on paper or canvas ,build layers of mark-making into the work. My work is intuitive, and, with exploration, it changes, progresses and evolves .

My art reflects my cultural heritage and personal history , and for me this space is a place of restful Smeditation, introspection and contemplation.

The present series of landscapes is developed from sketches , drawings and pictures recorded during my recent travels and reflect experience of Canadian landscape on personal level. I invite the viewer to travel with me into this realm and explore this space .

Seema Kachroo is an emerging contemporary artist, who lives and works in Edmonton, Alberta. An MFA Painting graduate from Delhi University, India she immigrated to Canada with her family in 2000. For last few years she is studying printmaking and painting at the University of Alberta, Edmonton to further expand her technical skills and develop understanding of contemporary themes and trends in visual arts.

Her main resources are old photographs, drawings, books, textiles, internet, letters and magazines. She works in mixed media which presents her with an extensive scope of experimentation while building layers and stories. Seema works in oils and mixed media .Her work is intuitive and meditative in nature and with exploration, it changes, progresses and evolves.

Presently Seema is working towards a solo show in 2020.

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