The Soul Curry Story
My name is Ishita
Artist, dreamer, abstract and color addict, I trained as a classical, fine artist, with a Bachelors in Fine Arts (BFA) degree in Applied Arts and an Masters in Fine Arts (MFA) in Communication Design. My art is an assimilation of my life experiences, merging imagination and memory to create vivid and bold abstracts, people, faces and non traditional portraiture, rendered in strong color, motifs and details.
Human interactions, emotions, moods, and feelings inspire my work. I love abstracting these feelings and associations. Depicting people and nature in their tempestuous forms, plays a big role in my work. Actively seeking out gnarled, broken, rocky, cyclic, layered, and the nuanced relationships of emotion, I try to find meaning between the positive and negative spaces, between the obvious and the unexplained.
Threading lines, textures and markings in my work tell the story of the passage of time, the inter-connections of forms, both tangible and abstract. I am deeply inspired by the Cubist style of art, unconstrained, outside the lines, breaking free of traditional rules, and the role of interpretational abstracts that are as transient as our feelings.
Working in the mixed media techniques, I use acrylics, inks, watercolor, pens, markers as well as digital textures and paintings. Straddling surfaces of paper, canvas, illustration boards and drawing on the iPad with an Apple pencil, I like to blend traditional methods of drawing with digital paintings.
My style is often described as Mad Men Modern. I am inspired by simple shapes, unusual color schemes, whimsical lines and pop art. Both the retro and modern styles of art inspire me as I try to find ways to juxtapose the unexpected with the expected.
I live, love, create and work in Montreal, Canada, using locally sourced materials, Canadian made products, eco-friendly printing techniques, while consciously trying to reduce my carbon footprint by eliminating wasteful packaging and synesthetic materials.
Thank You for being a part of the Soul Curry Story!
The Soul Connection
My work has been exhibited worldwide from Asia to North America. Whether in traditional galleries, art shows and pop-up events to NFT exhibitions, in restaurants, immersive exhibitions and on giant billboards, my art is medium agnostic and has found its audience all over the world.
The Soul Partnerships
I firmly believe that art is an all-encompassing feeling. From the walls of the home to every part of life, I have partnered with projects and brands to bring my art out of the two dimension, into an experience. From NFT, architecture & interior design firms, lifestyle brands, F&B, immersive exhibitions, restaurants, merchandise, wallpaper, I work with brands to elevate the art experience in the products.
I also work on custom, bespoke commission projects for web3 and web2 brands.
For licensing and brand partnerships contact me for a bespoke experience.