I was born in India, studied physics and finance, and now live on the banks of the Hackensack river, ten minutes from Manhattan. I have worked on Wall Street over 15 years. Vrischik is my nom de art.
I paint thoughts into images expressed as an abstraction, overlaid on landscapes, people or objects. My work invites contextual temporal interactions between the viewer and the painted image.
9/11 to 11/9 and Beyond
My work explores world movements from 9/11 to 11/9– and beyond. The last fifteen years have been an epoch in which mankind has witnessed fundamental change manifested by the radicalization of thought and action. My paintings reflect the innately uncertain philosophical, intellectual and sexual dynamics of existence. The political and media-driven polarization of religion, demographics, and economics drives a split in humanity that love and compassionate philosophy must heal.
Life after 9-11 captures my feelings after I was lucky to escape Tower One of the World Trade Center as it collapsed after the plane attack. Since then, xenophobic rhetoric and policy have driven multiple fissures into John Winthrop’s original vision of America “City upon a Hill”. Unfortunate manifestations of political polarization continue with political movements in Brexit, Brazil, Venezuela and in America during the dawn of the 11/9 elections. Path to Nowhere and Chakravyuh represent this gridlock of politics and war, and Fearful Embrace speaks to hate and racism.
My other works–Maya, Profiles in Crimson, and Forces of Nature–celebrate love, though Aum and Reading Leaves of Time warn of the banality and ephemeral nature of human existence. The female form and its struggles manifest in the paintings Vortex and Shakti, the Sanskrit female embodiment of creative power.
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