Big Pond

N Shantamathe

In 1986 I held my first art exhibition (Glimpses of a Fleeting Truth) with my cousin, in Seremban, Negri Sembilan.
 
Since then my path has taken various turns when I worked in a multinational advertising agency as a media buyer and later with another agency as a media planner. After almost more than 20 years of working in the media industry I left it all to pursue my passion for art.
 
In December 2011 I underwent a life-changing experience that resulted in a new form of complex drawings, the source of which I cannot explain. In the past I was a different kind of artist, dabbling in surreal expressions as I tried to communicate my search for truth.
 
My present drawings express itself in a language of abstract patterns. It communicates a meaning from an inner depth. It also gives viewers a freedom to share their own interpretations.
These abstract patterns challenge us to look at the deeper meanings that lie within and beyond our mind.

EDUCATION
 
Self-taught artist.
 
SOLO - EXHIBITIONS
 
2012 (August)   MindSong / KLPAC
2013 (Jan)         MindSong / ICC Gallery, Capsquare
 
JOINT EXHIBITIONS
 
1986                  Glimpses of the Fleeting Truth / Seremban
1993                  Galeriwan, City Square KL (Group of Local Artists)
 
BIBLIOGRAPHY
 
2013 (Jan 6th)       New Sunday Times :
http://www.nst.com.my/life-times/sunday-life-times/abstract-outcomes-1.196600
 
2012 (July 22nd)   The Star:
http://thestar.com.my/lifestyle/story.asp?file=/2012/7/22/lifearts/11694587&sec=lifearts
 
2012 (Oct issue)   Senikini magazine:     
http://issuu.com/senikini.bsln/docs/senikini17/31
       
1993                        City Mode Magazine –Faces/Places
                                 Featuring the artist with one of her art pieces titled
                                 “Global Indifference”


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