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You run around town like a fool, and you think that it's groovy Painting

Persi Darukhanawala FRSA

United Kingdom

Painting, Watercolor on Paper

Size: 17 W x 4.6 H x 1.4 D in

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watercolour on hand-made sekishu-shi paper This work couldn’t be further away from pre-fabricated, clean, set-piece art that goes through the motions. The joint must have been jumping when Darukhanawala painted this one. Movement, life and the gift of life abound in this picture. The slightly crumpled paper, its very realness and honesty make it a very real vitality where the reality of life is neither shunned nor idealized into sentimental beauty. There’s also an internal, near-sexual energy, tension between the lines that have a tensing up and releasing effect. However, each viewer will find his own associations and vision … their own truth. In Darukhanawala’s own words: ‘If, at a fundamental level, art is about truth and finding it, uncovering it, remembering it – and for me it undoubtedly is – then this work is a contribution to that lifetime’s work (in progress).’

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Painting:Watercolor on Paper

Original:One-of-a-kind Artwork

Size:17 W x 4.6 H x 1.4 D in

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‘My pictures are songs: explosions of energy, meaning and communication. They are spurs for communication with the self and others.’ (Persi Darukhanawala) Persi Darukhanawala’s minimal pictures explore the uncertainty (and so, de facto, excitement) of life (ars longa, vita brevis). With multivalent richness, Darukhanawala’s painting-songs somehow communicate endless, elusive psychologies rather than reproducing already-known visuals. Like the vibrant songs with which they have polylogues, the paintings are life-embracing, positive but equally critical and the product of a spirit in revolt (‘l’homme révolté’). Darukhanawala has attracted sustained interest from academics, critics, individual collectors as well as design houses and hotels. He was shortlisted for the prestigious Art Olympia 2017 in Tokyo, Japan.

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Showed at the The Other Art Fair

Handpicked to show at The Other Art Fair presented by Saatchi Art in London, London

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