My paintings frequently are colorful abstractions in acrylic on canvas. Bright contrasting colors and textures are signature of my work. Being born and raised in India, my inspiration comes from the contrasting colors and textures that come with textile and jewelry. Being developed academically both in mathematics and art training, though I start my paintings with a precise idea and unique perspective, eventually, the art itself guides me towards the completion of the artwork.
Unusual shapes and textures paired with pure, vibrant colors are key characteristics of Brinda’s work. The values in color and the emotions they evoke are what inspire Brinda to explore different hues. “I feel the vibrancy in the colors acts like art therapy in elevating one’s mood, giving a festive outlook,” says Brinda. Not only are these shades inspirational, but so is the intentional selection.
Brinda selects colors that aim to shock or surprise the viewer; rather than using expected colors for objects and figures, she chooses shades that deviate from the norm. As the owner and managing director of Venvi Art Gallery, Brinda has the pleasure of curating renowned artists for the gallery’s shows. She’s inspired by her mentor’s work world renowned artist Jacob Pichhadze.
There are infinite things to learn from art and I think one cannot master art in one lifetime. An artist’s life is always learning and realizing something new all the time. I love the excitement I experience while thinking about new ideas, compositions, and creating the art.
After earning my baccalaureate and master's degree in mathematics at Florida State University, I work as a math faculty for online universities. Living in Tallahassee, I have had many opportunities to attend art classes to enhance my art skills. My visit to hone my painting skills at Yazi School of Visual Arts under the supervision of world renowned artist, Prof. Jacob Pichhadze, was a watershed experience. Since then, I have been pursuing painting seriously.
As a child my father felt it was easier to manage me and keep me engrossed for long periods of time by providing me with paint tubes. Being the youngest of five sisters, I had exposure to drawing from my sister’s science record books and casual drawings.
My mother's traditional drawings were a big fascination. During my early school years (Seetha Kingston, Chennai, India, from grades 1 through 10) the teachers encouraged art and students and teachers alike considered me the artist of the school. The consistent success in art competitions for 10 consecutive years fanned my passion for art and painting. I have created painting for local cultural programs and sold my paintings at charity shows.
2018 "Texture in Colors" , solo show, Venvi Art Gallery, Tallahassee, FL
2018 Live Auction, Charity Show, Jacksonville, FL
2017 FSU Museum of Fine Arts, Asia Coalition, Invitational Exhibition, Tallahassee, FL
2016 Tall Art, Juried Competition, Tallahassee, FL
Asia Coalition – Experience Asia, Invitational Exhibition, Tallahassee, FL
Creative Tallahassee, Group Show, City Hall, Tallahassee, FL
Yazi Gallery, Fall Group Exhibition, Toronto, Canada
2015 Venvi Art Gallery opening, Group Show, Tallahassee, FL
2014 Mc Donald House, Summer Group Exhibition, Toronto, Canada
2013 Live Auction, Mother’s Cry, Charity Show, Jacksonville, FL
Yazi Gallery - Jacob Pichhadze
City Hall, Tallahassee, FL
Apr 6 - May 12, 2018 | Texture in Colors