Description These are mixture of my pastel paintings in an exciting and innovative way . Every vibration has its own creative energy, and is its own painting. Only intentions matter to me. The shape a painting takes is not within my power - only my motives. I dont attempt to paint a perfect expression of an imperfect subject, but an imperfect expression of the perfection within the subject. Time cant take us out of time, and space cant take us out of space.
Tarlochan Oberoi, Salt Lake City Member Since February 2010 Artist Statement Tarlochan Oberoi was born in 1951 and grew up in India. He graduated with an M.F.A. from Delhi College of Art. Since 1972, he has lived in Denmark and received several diplomas from Danish graphics art academies. He has thus had the opportunity to combine Indian and Danish cultures. The result can be found in his paintings and writings. The art can stand alone and the words can stand alone. However, the two forms of expression combine to enhance and intensify overall impressions and insights.
Oberoi captures new approaches and new visions in his paintings. His art can be found in the books Visionary Art, The Way of the Flower, The Way of the Clouds, and ObserVision. In his paintings, opposites are recognized and appear in an aesthetic form. Art opens up in them an opportunity for reflection, pondering, insight, consideration, meditation, experience, and letting go. Oberoi’s paintings are the result of intense observation - he endeavors to render both the visible and invisible worlds.
Oberoi’s poetry serves the same greater purpose as the paintings. As Keshav Malik writes, “Artists like this, then, provide not only sensuous pleasure by their words and images, but they also make us more reflective, so that both gravity and grace are ours. His verses transcend the intellect and call the reader to the type of self-reflection which we tend to associate with visual art.
We experience it with our senses, but it touches upon something which goes far deeper than sensory activity – it stirs up the soul, so to speak.” Further, Malik adds, “The truths pin-pointed are keen, so much so as to prick the reader’s consciousness awake.” This is also the case for Oberoi’s various collaborations with several Danish and Indian poets and art critics.
Oberoi has presented over ninety-five solo and group exhibitions at various international galleries and institutions. Today his artwork is found in private homes, institutions, businesses, and art museums. He has traveled extensively on four continents, been active in the American, European, and Indian art scenes, and has acted as Art Director and Graphic Designer for several eminent concerns, which thus bear his artistic signature. Since 2004, he has been exploring the U.S. and exhibiting his work across the country.