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V    A    R    U    N       K    A    P    O    O    R




         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 exploration brings me to take a closer look at a variety of cities around the world besides our current view of the world and its happenings. I’m unfolding a project that discovers an essence of some of these localities and what makes them so special. This journey is an early component of a larger project which will explore photorealism in more detail using acrylics, although the later components that follow will continue to explore a selection of street visuals from cities that are generally culturally diverse in nature. It is about a mysterious call out and experience which realms of these cities are known to represent in modern time, igniting the carnal pleasures of life as well as holding soulful bearings.

The cityscapes embody their respective cultural energies within them and hold them close. Upon first glance, these energies are felt through directly allowing their dynamisms to be absorbed from the paintings to the viewer in the same manner that they are absorbed realistically being at those places—and ofcourse these visuals float through the woman, capturing the beauty of her form as she exists within the foregrounds at times, seeping through to touch the viewer playfully yet she at the same time melts into the backgrounds of the scapes and streets behind to remind the viewer of a certain beauty and placement which is of the viewer’s very own, i.e., which lies within the establishment of social norms, cultural norms, material things and freedom of expression often recognised b the viewer.

It could alternatively be thought of as a reflection of the experiences of the viewer in modern time. It allows for a fascination and an appreciation of her moods and feelings, her essence which leverages her relevance, her beauty which is irresistable and alluring.


D I G I T A L S 


V I S I O N




D Y N A M I S M




E S C A P I S M




C A R N A L I T Y




W A R M T H




I M P R E S S I O N




M A G N E T I S M




I N D U L G E N C E




R E V E R I E




P E R S U A S I O N


E N D  O F  C U R R E N T  F O C U 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




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  [ C O M I N G  S O O N ]





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 x
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  / 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




P A S T


2 0 1 6  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  /  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
1 2 ” d i a m e t e r



P R I D E  i i
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 ”




H Y P N O T I S M 
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.




M A D O N N A  L I L Y
A c r y l i c  /  C a n v a s
6 0 “ x  4 4 “




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 a contemporary artist based in Mumbai, India working with photorealism. I combine styles of expressionism into my work at times as an experiment. 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 embrace to perpetuate the female figure into my art as my main component because female forms and shapes speak of the universal harmony I choose to represent. Often depicting her nude, I believe that recognition is only perceived and measured through the nakedness in her form.



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














I find myself closely drawn to typefaces and toy around with my influences of typographical design if I feel the necessity. 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.





















The focus of my work is to evoke the emotions and stages of arousal prior to and post sex. Ideologically, this deals with the liberation of an individual. Following a constant study of human behaviour in modern time, I work relative subjects into my thought process and employ symbolic representations of them.
































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