Priyanka Dua

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Born in Delhi, practicing as an artist since 2001. Priyanka has Served as Senior Faculty Member in various Art & Design undergraduate courses for various colleges , Worked as Designer for Wrought Iron Gates & Grills designing . She has Judged for Fine Arts section in Zonal level Youth festival and for Art events in corporate sector. She has also worked in Mural assignments for DMRC (Delhi Metro Rail Corporation). Her art Is a result of her burst of emotions she experiences in endlessly beautiful moments which she portrays through her art.”Every piece of work ever done by me stands for an emotion felt which started as an inspiration for me to create it .For me, every new moment comes with a new emotion. I try and capture those emotions which all of us experience but are unaware of them consciously. I personally love capturing positive emotion as they make us aware of all the happiness around us. Regardless of gender, living or non-living, colour or black & white etc. my paintings are purely me and my way of expressing & sharing thoughts with the rest of the world.” she claims . She has had many solo  and group shows , and her works are in collections with Lexicon Art ,     Taj Palace and many private collections in India, UAE, US and UK.

Q. what is your perception about art ?
  "What is life without emotions ?, as a result I made my emotions result in endlessly beautiful moments which I portray now through my art. There are endless ideas which run through my mind with every new moment. Some of them stay with me and I start working on them reliving the experience. Every piece of work ever done by me stands for an emotion felt which started as an inspiration for me to create it. Regardless of gender, living or non-living, colour or black & white etc, my paintings are purely me and my way of expressing & sharing thoughts with the rest of the world. Simplification of forms simplify the ideas too."

 Q. How did this artistic journey begin? What/who was your inspiration?
 I was always inspired by the moments, emotions and feelings i experience in my own life. These tiny, small and beautifully significant moments altogether created the person who I am today. Every piece of work ever done by me stands for an emotion felt which started as an inspiration for me to create it. My 
paintings are growing with me and vice-versa. 

Q. Your preferred medium of work is charcoal and acrylic , why do you
choose this medium?
I 've a specific procedure which I follow while working. I scribble a lot and I do all experiments on the layout level only. My final layout is almost a mini version of the final work. Once I'm done with it, that is when I decide the size and medium for the final artwork. The best suitable medium which can make me express my feelings at best, I choose that. As I mentioned earlier, being a kid I was more happy with drawing and pencil work than using colours on top of it. That is still alive somewhere inside and I'm still fascinated with that black &
white playing of tones. The only difference is that I work with charcoal now, which is more effective and suitable for me to work on canvas as the base.
 
I would also like to mention that charcoal is surely my preferred medium but I've not limited myself till this medium only. I also play with acrylics ony, love to work on digital mediums and have also enjoyed some print making techniques to depict my expressions at the best. I've also used my creative skills to serve in many fields of design as creations aren't limited to painting only for me. The
beautiful murals and mosaics at delhi metro stations also have my name in their artist team.  

Q. What are your other passions/likes/hobbies?
 I'm a very lively person who loves to socialise, organise events, cook good food, and make people laugh. A bunch of knick-knack inspires me to create some handmade jewellery too. i have another creative bend towards poetry. Through poetry as a mode to express, I again capture my moments in words. Romantic writings are my main genre but I also write on the hard truths we all have. In total, my paintings and poetry together shows the reel of my real life.

Q. I notice in most of your works , though figurative , you dont like
to detail them , like eyes , nose etc. are missing , why ?
 if you see my works which I created a good 10 years ago, you'll be surprised by the realism of my figures and faces. I used to work with full figurative details. With the passing time, I concentrated more and more on expressions. For me, expressions aren't the facial impacts but it belongs the body language, where I didn't feel the need to show the features specifically. This simplification of my figurative forms have happened automatically with time and age. Regardless of gender, living or non-living, colour or black & white,
detailed or simplified etc., my paintings are purely me and my way of
expressing & sharing thoughts with the rest of the world. Simplification of forms simplify the ideas too.

Q. Most of your work revolves around red white and black color , any
significance ?
 I find red as the most dominant colour in the palette. Everyone's
personality always have some dominant part in there life. I also have
it as others, and that is my relations & my family. Relations play the
most dominant role in my life and this red colour signifies this
beautiful aspect of me. Everything else is just black & white.
 
Q. Your words of inspiration to the artists out there.
Art is a religion, longer you follow, deeper you would understand. To keep scribbling, painting and experimenting is very significant to know one's inner self. That is the key to your own inside insights.