Art, for Pooja SI, is a journey into the realms of color, form, and imagination, where individual experiences and knowledge take shape on canvas. Rooted in the belief that art is a medium for personal expression, Pooja's experimentation involves a delicate interplay of colors, shapes, lines, and textures. Her canvas becomes a playground for abstract exploration, creating rhythmic compositions that balance creative forms and patterns. Inspired by Paul Klee's profound connection with color, Pooja seamlessly weaves vibrant hues to illuminate joy and contrast.
Born on May 31, 1991, in Nanjangud, Karnataka, Pooja pursued her passion for painting, earning a BVA (Painting) from Stella Maris College, University of Madras, and an MFA (Painting) from CAVA (Chama Rajendra Government College of Visual Arts, University of Mysore).
Pooja's artistic journey unfolds through various solo and group exhibitions, showcasing her work on both national and international platforms. Notable exhibitions include "Intercepting Kaleidoscope" at Lalith Kala Academy, New Delhi, and participation in The Busan International Art Fair (BIAF) in Korea.
Her artistic prowess earned her the Judges' Choice Award at the 123rd All India Annual Art Exhibition by the Bombay Art Society in 2015.
In her conceptual note, Pooja delves into the profound relationship between geometry and human existence. She explores the symbolism of geometric shapes and their connection to the three Gunas of Hindu philosophy—Sattva, Raja, and Tamo. Through her interpretation, she encourages the pursuit of harmony, balance, and positivity embodied in Sattva Guna.
Pooja's artistic journey is deeply rooted in her familial legacy of artists. Her experiments with colors, geometric shapes, lines, and abstract forms are a testament to her continuous exploration of different media, techniques, and styles. Influenced by modernist pioneers like Malevich, Kandinsky, and Mondrian, Pooja's work resonates with the visual language of abstraction.
Drawing inspiration from the kaleidoscope, Pooja views it as a metaphor for the beauty found in movement, shapes, and colors. The dynamic visuals of a rotating kaleidoscope have conceptually guided her recent works, where movement takes center stage.
Through her art, Pooja seeks to embody the qualities of Sattva Guna—joy, intelligence, positivity, divine purity, and pleasure. Vibrant colors and imaginative shapes become her tools to convey the essence of Sattva Guna, aiming to diminish the impact of the other two Gunas.
In Pooja SI's creations, the canvas becomes a medium for philosophical exploration, a visual journey where geometry and human essence intertwine to create a harmonious symphony of color and form.