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         The ancients knew sex and lived it to reach their true potential of functioning as beings. They also used sex through meditative practices to substantially evolve their spirits.










          They were well attuned to the mechanisms of their conscience and remained aware of its functions.














G  E  N  E  S  I  S           


Based on my research, Indians of ancient origin in India placed a great emphasis on divine love and embodied its workings into their livelihoods. They discovered themselves through the exploration of sex, enabling the dwelling of a consciousness that was a lot greater. It was only after their learning of sex that they naturally discovered the very essence of life and its simplicity.


It was known that the suffering from within—the ego, was what altered the perception of love making. As they progressed, they celebrated sex. This opened doors to advancements in their individual journeys as soul. They picked up higher knowledge and learnt greater expression.


The root causes of misunderstandings between people, chaos and violence known to prevail since the essence of time directly stem from a lack of the human desire’s comprehension, making it to be of great importance to attune oneself to the true ways of the human instinct.


The vital exercise of sex achieves the freedom of spirit. To encapsulate its practice is a first step to accomplish human salvation, seconding material wealth and lastly duty. Cultural propaganda and conservatism serve to mislead, only to enforce a resistance toward it. Nevertheless, it will eternally remain a part of man and woman.






P r e s e n t  f o c u s          

My current explorations encourage me to take a closer look at cities around the world while I put aside my current view of the state of the world and its ongoing occurrences. I’m unfolding a project that explores city streets and landscapes to explore what makes them special. This is an early component of a larger project that explores photorealism in detail using acrylics. Here I use a tablet—a digital medium that I often find comfortable working with. Artworks are entitled CITY VIEWS. CITY VIEWS is a form of enthusiasm. It is about contrasts and similarities between the human identity and her surroundings. It explores a different way to look at sensual energy and character.

Upon first glance, this liveliness seems initiated by urban visual dynamisms, absorbed from the painting to the viewer in the same manner as otherwise by being immersed physically within that urban scape. This wilderness from the scene floats through the woman, revealing beauty in her form as it swells. Her presence seems to lie within the parameters of the foreground, yet she alternates melting into the background because she restates how much she part of the city herself.

It is to remind the viewer of a certain beauty that is such of the viewer’s very own—about the ability to see beyond the obvious, to examine his or her own current perspective of view from within the establishment of social norms, cultural norms and material things—to a view beyond. The woman’s identity seems enigmatic and secretive much like the city’s projection through her. It lies in her nature to disclose just as much as she desires about herself to the viewer while such is also in parallel a case of how much the city discloses beyond the obvious.


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I M P R E S S I O N




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[ E N D  O F  C U R R E N T  F O C U S ]

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2 0 1 9  W O R K I N G S/
2 0 1 8  W O R K I N G S/
2 0 1 7  W O R K I N G S/

2 0 1 6  W O R K I N G S



2 0 1 8  W O R K I N G S  /  D I G I T A L S  [ A B S T R A C T S ]  >


H E R  B O M B A Y  1




H E R  B O M B A Y  4




H E R  B O M B A Y  1 0




H E R  B O M B A Y  1 1




H E R  B O M B A Y  1 2




H E R  B O M B A Y  1 3



H E R I T A G E  2  -  M A R U L A




2 0 1 8  W O R K I N G S  /  T H E  L O T U S  / N E L U M B O  P A R T  O N E
O P E N I N G

While a lotus (also known as nelumbo) is believed to convey strength and durability with its clean rise through tough mud, this is also informative of extraordinary ways of the human capability regarding what people can accomplish. To initiate a purification within a human and build strength whatsoever, physical needs must be first met in order to move forward.

The modern human is easily lost. Growing up, a child gets consumed by myths that are infused into the cultural history and theory surrounding the child. Contextually, this envelopes the lotus and the myths are responsible for the misrepresentations in the symbolism of the flower. People make constant attempts at putting pieces of this puzzle together, attempting to relate as they try to figure out their own placement on earth. Inevitably, messages about a lotus are not quite clearly understood by result of the exaggerations. Its rise from the mud is only so because of the nourishment delivered to it by its ground sources.  


PART ONE

THE LOTUS /Nelumbo
/High Vibrations Emitter



The above message of the flower bears a direct relationship to the one from ancient Indian teachings, based on earthbound pleasures. Inscribed in this series is a visualization of a special lotus flower quality—its mysterious ability to make organisms around it feel high spirited and blissful through its constant discharge of vibrations.



T H E  L O T U S  / N E L U M B O  P A R T  O N E



T H E  L O T U S  / H I G H  V I B R A T I O N S  E M I T T E R
A c r y l i c  /  C a n v a s
2 0 “ x  1 2 “





T H E  L O T U S  / H I G H  V I B R A T I O N S  E M I T T E R  i i
A c r y l i c  /  C a n v a s
2 0 “ x  1 2 “





T H E  L O T U S  / H I G H  V I B R A T I O N S  E M I T T E R  i i i
A c r y l i c  /  C a n v a s
2 0 “ x  1 2 “





T H E  L O T U S  / H I G H  V I B R A T I O N S  E M I T T E R  i v
A c r y l i c  /  C a n v a s
2 0 “ x  1 2 “




T H E  L O T U S  / H I G H  V I B R A T I O N S  E M I T T E R  v
A c r y l i c  /  C a n v a s
2 0 “ x  1 2 “




T H E  L O T U S  / H I G H  V I B R A T I O N S  E M I T T E R  v i
A c r y l i c  /  C a n v a s
2 0 “ x  1 2 “





T H E  L O T U S  / H I G H  V I B R A T I O N S  E M I T T E R  v i i
A c r y l i c  /  C a n v a s
2 0 “ x  1 2 “





T H E  L O T U S  / H I G H  V I B R A T I O N S  E M I T T E R  v i i i  
A c r y l i c  /  C a n v a s
2 0 “ x  1 2 “




2 0 1 9  W O R K I N G S  /  T H E  L O T U S  / N E L U M B O  P A R T  T W O



T H E  L O T U S  / H I G H  V I B R A T I O N S  E M I T T E R  x
D i g i t a l  P a i n t i n g





2 0 1 6  W O R K I N G S  /  H U M A N  E M O T I O N

Human Emotion is my observation of humans as they constantly exchange psychological and social behavioural traits with one another through modes of communication on a daily cycle. Attitudes and beliefs are exchanged, rejected and mocked.



P R I D E 
ACRYLIC / CANVAS
2 0 ” x  1 2 ”




L O V E
ACRYLIC / CANVAS
2 0 ” x  1 2 ”
 




N O S T A L G I A
ACRYLIC / CANVAS
2 0 ” x  1 2 ”



S E C R E C Y
ACRYLIC / CANVAS
2 0 ” x  1 2 ”




V I C T O R Y
ACRYLIC / CANVAS
3 6 ” x  2 0 ”



L I B E R T Y 
ACRYLIC / CANVAS
3 6 ” x  2 0 ”



2 0 1 7  W O R K I N G S  /  S P I R I T  O F  N I G H T

Spirit of Night is a set of workings portraying the spiritual significance of a flower and its impact on us. Known to be a symbol of beauty, this power refers to the vibrations that the flower emits towards us when we are in its captivity. These often influence our choices. Specific flower types and their symbolisms have an intriguing impact on us. Flower choices reveal a person’s inner character traits, questioning the depth of our relationships within the bioworld. It allows for a deeper understanding of the human spirit’s bondages to earth itself.



A B O V E  M U D D Y  W A T E R
A c r y l i c  /  C a n v a s
6 0 “ x  4 4 “





B L U E  M O R N I N G  G L O R Y
A c r y l i c  /  C a n v a s
6 0 “ x  4 4 “





D E L O N I X  R E G I A
A c r y l i c  /  C a n v a s
5 6 “ x  4 2 “





B A M B O O  O R C H I D
A c r y l i c  /  C a n v a s
5 6 “ x  4 2 “




A R T   S T U D I E S   <  l i n k

P O S T  A R T  S T U D I E S   <  l i n k




Mark

O T H E R

C O M M I S S I O N S  /  C O M M E R C I A L  P R O J E C T S 



L U C K Y  L U C I A N O 
ACRYLIC / CANVAS
5 6 ” x  4 2 ”




J O H N  G O T T I 
ACRYLIC / CANVAS
5 6 ” x  4 2 ”





F R A N K  C O S T E L L O 
ACRYLIC / CANVAS
5 6 ” x  4 2 ”


 


U N T I T L E D 
ACRYLIC / CANVAS
1 9 . 6 ” x  1 5 . 7 ”




A  B  O  U  T

V       A        R       U        N           K        A       P        O        O       R





          I am an emerging artist based in Mumbai, India working with photorealism. My art spreads an awareness of the way sexuality integrates itself into the human conscience and how it plays a significant role in propelling it. It deals with human sexual instinct, its expression and its importance while redeeming the human from the oppression of conservatism. I combine art styles of expressionism into my workings as an experiment in order to examine relationships between the objective and the subjective.

My subjects bare cultural influences of attitude and expression as I explore sensual art. I embrace to perpetuate the female body as my main component on the basis that a woman’s form and her shapes universally convey harmony. I believe that recognition in the human form is only perceived and measured correctly through her nakedness. I notice growing disconnections to true intimacy within our timeline of evolution.



My aim is to widen the spectrum of acceptability across societies by bringing back intimacy of the human instinct, allowing for a reinstatement and use of its expressions. The intention of my work is to empower the demystification of divine love via the insertion of true intimacy into the growing loopholes of the human conscience and administer its means.

I find myself closely drawn to typefaces and hence toy around with typographic design. I embed these into my working style to address core imports. I see design playing a pivotal role in the structural establishment of my art forms, allowing for interpretations of my story even where I do not use type design specifically—be it a use of a vivid palette or a heavy graphic embodiment.




















































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“RECOGNITION IN THE HUMAN FORM IS MEASURED THROUGH THE NAKEDNESS.”
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