Ravi Kumar Chaurasiya
The Last Supper
Acrylic on Canvas
60 x 48 in
RAVI KUMAR CHAURASIYA
The experience that I have gained is all about a journey of understanding the interrelationship of “human” and “animal” nature, while observing the hidden rush inside the society. My art works never tries to mystify my subject matter- that is dogs. It is hard to see anything like a grandeur of metamorphosis or an archetypal spectacle in my works, but only a simple, mundane and real animal which we call as ‘dog’. I stick to realist-naturalist mode with an efficacy towards enforcing a fundamental spin on the subject matter. This spin, I believe, invites our re-look on the dog images in my works. Furthermore, this spin is emerging from nowhere but my visceral experiences with the dogs. How to paint a dog involves, in the first place, to know how to see a dog. I paint in the swarm of time with dogs as exactly as I experienced them.
I depict the dog to be an integral part of the network of society. I place the animal to depict the problems which are haunting the humans. These problems are mainly the age old problems of pollution and population. With the excessive use of technology at their disposal, the humans, according to me have taken a shift away from being a social animal. They have moved more towards being more like normal animal. That is why; I have chosen to depict the humans and their mentality as that like being of a dog. In this age of networking, I have developed a style which presents the dog as being an integral part of the world network. This leads the subject to interact with others to exchange information and develop intellectually. The whole world has gone on to become a huge web in which everyone is connected through a network where none is useless. My style has shifted from being abstract to being Semi-realistic. To depict the art, I have evolved from using the traditional mediums including oil, acrylic and charcoal to using new mediums including video art, installation of the contemporary times.
Courtesy to Roy Thomas, Ravi Kumar Chaurasiya