Pragati is an emerging and fast evolving artist with several reputable shows and international recognitions in her bag. Born in1980, in India (now living with her family in a small town in Connecticut), she has and travelled all over the country with her family that helped her learn early on about life through myriad cultures and traditions. Living in such diverse places within a country taught her to quickly adapt to her surroundings, observe people and derive analogies in life. Thus, the reflection in her art.
Pragati is an artist by passion and a methodical innovator by education. She leverages this truly unique combination and uses exotic themes and techniques in her one-of-a-kind pieces. She is a globetrotter and a storyteller by nature. Each of her works has a message to convey or a saga to re-interpret. Pragati connects stories from world mythologies, draws metaphors from the animal world and creates aesthetically pleasing compositions that are truly unique in content.
She boldly experiments with assorted media in her visual interpretations and creates an abstract medley on her canvasses. She loves dabbling with assorted media, but acrylic and inks are her favorite for their versatility and high saturation value. The artist also designs her own techniques and tools to achieve the desired level of intricacies and vibrancy in her works. Her style involves highly detailed surfaces using motifs, patterns and textures inspired from crafts, world mythologies, ethnicities, music, environment, fashion, people and literature.Pragati celebrates her strong architecture & design foundation but at the same time thinks that her lack of formal fine art training helps her skip the unlearning to move on in her artistic journey. She strives to merge various forms of fine arts, performing arts & design to create a multi-sensory experience that can touch the audience in a positive and spiritual way.
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