Rashmi Pote Paintings - Artist Profile
By the artist:-
As an artist, I am a storyteller.
I am drawn to shapes and structure but also the freedom of fluidity. One represents security and organisation and the other unrestricted freedom and flow. I want both, and as a mixed media and collage artist, I have finally found a style that marries them well.
While my educational background comprises English Literature, Psychology and Mass Media, my love affair with art started serendipitously only a little over two years ago, and having explored many different mediums and techniques, I have now found a style that truly resonates with me.
My love for collage is perhaps also influenced by my childhood obsession with jigsaw puzzles. Being a self taught artist and having spent hours and days and years now, trying to teach myself about something I enjoy so much, has taught me that, art is as much about restraint and confidence, as it is about flourish and expression. I yearn to achieve a balance between the two.
My inspiration: My work is greatly influenced by beautiful writing (sometimes even just a single word), and the words or thoughts that inspired the painting, accompany the painting often. My favourite techniques: Monoprinting and collage
My process: I enjoy creating my own collage papers and then combining them with mixed media. Many a times I create the papers and simply tear them up or cut them, and then within those pieces, sometimes ideas and inspiration appear. I then put back those pieces to create the story.
My art philosophy : as Andy Warhol said,” Don’t think about making art, just get it done. Let everyone else decide if it’s good or bad, whether they love it or hate it. While they are deciding, make even more art.”