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