The Intangible Aesthetic
“India is a very colorful country and why not let that reflect in my paintings?” — Indian Painter S H Raza.
Where we come from, what we come with, become underlying factors for everything we think, feel, and do — what we observe, learn and absorb are driven primarily by that. As an intangible aesthetic, it becomes how we ultimately experience everything. At times leading to a phased dichotomy of proximity to that ‘where’ we come from.
To start with, do I hold the roots or origins very close? If yes or no, in which aspects?
Consequentially, How does that equation affect or influence the way I live and create?
Do I allow that organic belonging to naturally flow through at all? Or is that sense of belonging even there? Is it by design or default?
The list of questions are endless!
The extent to which tangible, cultural, ethnic backgrounds influence us as Creators can be significantly empowering. And incredibly nourishing.
Contextually, the fodder to the Creator here is that India is a land of color; the sensibilities and the process — ever vibrant, festive, culturally enriched, ethnically complex and unbelievably diverse!
As Creators, do our creations have elements that project where we come from? Are our sensibilities inherently rooted?
Well, maybe where we come from is inevitably present; being our intangible aesthetic.
That is what we invariably go back to, irrespective of the tangible!
Originally posted on my blog: https://sparshabyradhika.com/blog on 2nd February, 2021.