RASHMI REKHA

American Art Collector - - Award Winner -

Ot­tawa, ON, (613) 744-4401 www.rash­mirekha.net

Paint­ing has been Rashmi Rekha’s pas­sion since a very early age, and that pas­sion has con­tin­ued through­out her life even though she stud­ied physics and a ca­reer in in­for­ma­tion tech­nol­ogy and busi­ness man­age­ment.

Rekha says, “I love na­ture and en­joy paint­ing land­scape im­pres­sions and semi-ab­stract rep­re­sen­ta­tion on can­vas.”

Her rep­re­sen­ta­tional paint­ings de­pict her in­ves­ti­ga­tion and in­ter­pre­ta­tion of the so­cial land­scape of the mod­ern world. Each of these paint­ings tells a story through a com­bi­na­tion of fa­mil­iar hu­man forms and satir­i­cal el­e­ments. “I draw my in­spi­ra­tion from the cur­rent is­sues of so­ci­ety, my fa­vorite nov­els and movies, and the ex­pres­sive qual­i­ties of the hu­man face and ges­ture,” she says. “I have tried to use these el­e­ments to cre­ate a visual story that sparks the cu­rios­ity and imag­i­na­tion of view­ers of all ages.”

So­cial pres­sure, game of fi­nan­cial mar­ket, se­man­tics of com­mu­ni­ca­tion, bur­den of self-aware­ness and wis­dom, the self-im­posed pres­sure of race, and re­ac­tion to the me­dia are some of the key sub­jects of these paint­ings.

Rekha’s art is bold and col­or­ful yet eas­ily ac­ces­si­ble. She uses sim­ple forms to de­pict the hu­man fig­ures and a wealth of color to ex­press the depth of her theme and cre­ate a mov­ing nar­ra­tive. She is rep­re­sented by TransVi­sion Gallery in Ot­tawa and has up­com­ing shows at Art Lend­ing of Ot­tawa at R.A. Cen­tre, Kevin Dodds Art Gallery, the Ot­tawa Tulip Fes­ti­val Gallery, and the St. Lau­rent Li­brary and St. Lau­rent Cen­tre.

2Rashmi Rekha, Ec­stasy, acrylic on can­vas, 48 x 36"2

1Rashmi Rekha, Greed & De­spair, oil on can­vas, 48 x 30"1

3Lynne Saun­ders, Off the Beaten Path, oil on can­vas,48 x 64"3

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