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Chimera | Mixed Media in Paintings by Sarupa Sidaarth. Item composed of wood in contemporary or eclectic & maximalism style
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Chimera | Mixed Media in Paintings by Sarupa Sidaarth. Item composed of wood in contemporary or eclectic & maximalism style
Chimera | Mixed Media in Paintings by Sarupa Sidaarth. Item composed of wood in contemporary or eclectic & maximalism style

Created and Sold by Sarupa Sidaarth

Sarupa Sidaarth

Chimera - Paintings

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16H x 16W x 2D in
40.64H x 40.64W x 5.08D cm
4.54 kg
10 lb

Mixed media on wood panel.
Size: 16 x 16 inches.
Series: Feast of fire.

Description: On my birthday, October 2, 2020 I received a cosmic gift. I lost 15 years’ worth of art, more than a hundred paintings to the Glass Fire in St. Helena, California. Everything we owned was reduced to ashes in the wildfire.My response to the profound and unimaginable loss was to accept it on the spot. I detached from my former script and stopped flirting with permanence. What seems fixed is actually fluid. I look for no meaning; it cannot be understood as an isolated incident. It is an integrated part of the whole. I found myself in a dynamic interchange between the local and the global, the personal and the universal. Today a significant part of my artistic legacy survives only in digital format with no tangible form and no comprehensive record of experimental work or markers of creative evolution. The images in these paintings are of destroyed paintings. I confront life’s non-negotiable curve balls by making a ritual out of creativity. The unfathomable and the indescribable can only be expressed through art. I am haunted by repetitive images of destroyed paintings. It is a bizarre, inexplicable feeling, like a hallucination if I could call it that. Often between sleep and wakefulness I find myself hovering over paintings, close to the surface as I obsess over tiny details and lose myself in paint. I used to paint in a meditative state for hours, fixating on small areas, making minute decisions and changes that perhaps only artists might notice, understand or appreciate. Flashes of my work pop into my head, a stark reminder of impermanence. It brings to mind the ceremonial destruction of sand mandalas made by Tibetan monks. Within the abundant emptiness I make my own grand narrative.

Item Chimera
Created by Sarupa Sidaarth
As seen in Creator's Studio, Novato, CA
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Sarupa Sidaarth
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Wescover creator since 2020
I am inspired by ornament, an ancient visual language used in various cultures for centuries.

Born in India, Sarupa Sidaarth holds a BFA in Art from Sir J.J. School of Art and MFA from Academy of Art in USA. Her paintings were recently selected for The Peregrine Collection - Time capsule of permanent works of art on the moon, The Lunar Codex, Astrobotic Technologies, Artemis Program, NASA. The Untitled Space Gallery chose her work for exhibitions and a billboard in New York. Sarupa’s paintings were included in group shows at SFMOMA Artists Gallery, 33 Contemporary, RJD Gallery, JanKossen Contemporary and Site:Brooklyn.
In 2014 she was chosen for the Golden Foundation Residency in New York and NordArt in Germany. She won the K.K. Modi Fellowship and PASCA Scholarship in France in 2011. Her achievements include NCWCA Mentorship Program, First Prize at Brea Gallery’s MICA, Frey Foundation Grant and multiple awards at the Academy of Art Annual Exhibition. Sarupa has participated in a number of solo and group exhibitions in India, Europe and United States. She works from her studio in California.