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Tajinder Bhui painting

For me, the act of painting is an enriching and soulful process. It is a non-verbal, visual means of communicating with the unconscious/subconscious, which allows me to be totally absorbed with the inner being, where I can withdraw from the world and connect with my inner- self. Over time, my work has been a therapeutic journey for the mind, the body and the soul.

My artistic impetus has been influenced by the Northern Romantic painters, Caspar David Friedrich’s soulful sublime images and J.W.M Turner’s Thespian. I’m drawn to the dramatically contrasting darks against luminous tones that imbue emotions, swaying between the sublime, serenity and
awe-inspiring magnificence. Similarly, I adore Mark Rothko’s ethereal canvases that evoke spirituality, through mysterious, broken blocks of colour and luminous layers of light, that weaves in and out of the gaps, offering the viewer an experience of transcendence.

Whilst it’s always interesting to explore others work, my Indian heritage and my Africa birthplace have influenced my painting, from a deeper space within.

For the last twenty-five years, I have used painting as a creative and therapeutic tool for self-analysis and higher awareness. Each of my canvases aims to offer the viewer the pleasure of the imagination, where the viewer sees more than just a recognisable form and is able to personally connect with my art from a deeper space within, connecting with their hidden/inner dialogue, for the pleasure of the imagination.

I have exhibited and sold work at the Mall Galleries, Queen Mary University London and The Eagle Gallery. Moreover, my paintings were bought privately, for the publication in ‘The Cultural Psychiatry Textbook’ and ‘The Handbook of Psychiatry in Asia’.