Anil Sawe

Statement

 

Most of my artwork relates to oceans and skies. Growing up near the shore in Bombay, I was fascinated by the colorful sunsets, the monsoon clouds, and sounds of the waves at night, when the city noise died away.

The beauty in these waves, clouds and colorful sunsets is their dynamic, transient nature – the scenery is ever changing from one moment to the next. No two instances are identical, and the interactions between the moving clouds, the sun’s shifting colors, and the sea create mesmerizing combinations every second. I try to commit these passing moments to the canvas – the colors, the forms, shadows and flickers of light. I like to capture these memories in both realistic and semi-abstract style, giving a bit of personal interpretation.

Bio

Anil was born in Mumbai, India and was an engineer during his career, working mostly with visual technologies in graphics, video and imaging.  During his later years, he started practicing painting, back to his childhood hobby.

Anil has always loved to be by the water and enjoys sailing when he can. Growing up near the shore in Mumbai, he was fascinated by the colorful sunsets, the monsoon clouds, and turbulent seas. He enjoys capturing the beauty of the waves, clouds and sunsets in their dynamic yet transient nature. In his work, he commits these passing moments to the canvas – the colors, the forms, shadows and flickers of light – using richness of oil paints. His style ranges from realistic to semi-abstract, giving a bit of personal interpretation to these memories.