Intentional Abstraction

Intentional Abstraction

Abstract art is not about putting color patches next to each other. Abstraction is taking a realistic notion, and breaking it down to its essentials. Exposing its bones, its essence. It is the art of deviation, enabling the viewer to look at it just a little differently. It is knowing how to look at things in the face and saying, I can look deeper. There is a purpose, a theme, a flow and a design to abstract art.
January 18, 2021 — Ishita Banerjee
The Dreaded Creative Slump

The Dreaded Creative Slump

Every creative person who crosses your path will tell you that this creative slump has no end date, it is scary as can be and the more we try to think about it, the deeper the slump pulls us in. The spark, enthusiasm, impetus and momentum is missing and that is what artists fear the most.

While everyone has their own approach of breaking out of a creative rut, here are some of the things you could try when you feel stuck in the meh days. When the momentum is missing and you try hard to find the spark.

January 15, 2021 — Ishita Banerjee
The Mad-Men Modern style evolution

The Mad-Men Modern style evolution

How does an artist find a style? Or does the style find the artist instead? Is there such a thing as a "style" or is it what feels right in that moment? For me, it has been a daily practice of feeling and expressing something onto a surface, till it felt right and authentic to what I was hoping to achieve.

Complicity: original framed canvas painting, Soul Curry Art

January 04, 2021 — Ishita Banerjee
Healing with Art

Healing with Art

Art, or any kind of creative practice is a way to reclaim and celebrate our authentic selves. It is mean of self expression, a channel for emotions and feelings. A perfect way to explore our immediate moment, to relax and think about where we envision ourselves, and where we want to be headed.

October 18, 2020 — Ishita Banerjee
My Battle with Online Art Theft

My Battle with Online Art Theft

Over the past couple months, I have been relentlessly trying to get unscrupulous drop shipping companies to stop selling my art that is blatantly stolen by Ali Express. The network is so large, so widespread of ruthlessly stealing from small makers, artists and craftspeople from all over the world.
They steal our intellectual property, mass produce them in China and have them drop shipped for pennies to make gigantic profits.
August 02, 2020 — Ishita Banerjee
Choosing An Abstract

Choosing An Abstract

When choosing a piece of abstract art, choose one that gives you immense joy and excitement all at once. Choose one which makes your eyes dance along its shapes, or colors which draw you in. Choose bold art to make a statement and choose a style that speaks your language. Find large scaled abstracts to create drama, or small ones to balance a room.

Soul Curry Art : Earth Dunes: set of 2 prints

August 01, 2020 — Ishita Banerjee
Color Soaked Dreams

Color Soaked Dreams

My love affair with color started young. Like most kids, I loved the vividness of colors and spent hours and hours getting my hand dirty. As I grew into an adolescent, the allure of paint was heady. On my 10th birthday, my father bought me a shiny new box containing 6 pots of the most beautiful poster colors I had ever seen. A simple brush and a mixing pallette. I remember opening the box and inhaling the pungent odor of the viscous paints. Red, blue, green, yellow, brown, black and white. 

August 01, 2020 — Ishita Banerjee
The Road To Soul Curry

The Road To Soul Curry

Soul Curry is a piece of my soul in a spiced amalgamation of flavor, texture, forms and shapes to bring forth art which showcase my Indian roots in a modern day context. My style is best descibed as Mad Men Modern. I love bold saturated color, rich textures, layers of expressions and fun whimsical art that stems from all that surrounds me

July 20, 2020 — Ishita Banerjee