Abstract and Representational Visual Explorer
In Koushal Choudhary's paintings the effect of dynamic surfaces, with dissolving and emerging forms, rhythmic patterns, and textural explorations tinged with bursts of color is a powerful experience. In his most recent 'Connections' series, one can see ridges and folds of paint, applied with generosity and intense demarcated spaces, creating recognizable shapes and figures within abstract planes.
These are an artist's contemplation of the world around, enveloping natural phenomena, and also the wider cosmos and otherworldly dimensions. For Koushal, the act of painting appears as a state of consciousness that allows the flow of various elements, both physical and emotional, into visual, tangible form. Each work that is created by this act, is filled with a sense of pulsating life, and articulated sentiments. He is deeply aware of contemporary contexts and the motifs of chaos and technology that wire the everyday working of human life, and yet these become interspersed with a wider depiction of the microcosm and macrocosm.
The colors speak for themselves, functioning as a sensitive medium mirroring mood and emotions. The artist employs varied devices to manipulate the paint on the surface - sometimes establishing rigid boundaries, and other times leaving a free flow of pigments. Adding and subtracting to the surface is part of his process; the elements begin with deft drawn lines and result sometimes in impasto layers.
The ongoing paintings are both intuitive and studied - they reflect Koushal's gestures, and physical and psychological involvement in the painting process. Both figuration and abstraction become part of the imagery drawn from a personal, social and cultural environment, as well as memory and collective history. He studies human nature and relationships in their subtlest essence, as well as momentary shifts in concepts of time and space. The paintings invite the viewer into deeper engagement with them and can be interpreted broadly. The intense colors and textures, linear constructions and spatial formations establish varied layers and dimensions in a painting.