Shan Re

The Eternal Spring - 2010 to 2014

















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My artistic journey has been all about unlocking and unravelling my psyche through creative expression. I travelled through the inner depths of my psyche to discover the essence of life from the year 2000 and sailed through different routes to explore my creative potential. I believe that creativity is connecting dots spontaneously. To me everything is a canvas and I feel more alive when I am painting than the rest of the time.
The present series is about Echoes of silence and whispers of the universe; a silent journey through the corridors of my soul. It is silent because no word, no image is sufficient. Only silence can contain the uncontainable. Each road we take in life leads to a new path and a new chance to see our world in a new light. Life is a journey filled with many challenges and we will be confronted with many situations. Time stops for no one and if we allow ourselves to focus on the negative we might miss out on some really amazing things that life has to offer.

When we think positively by replacing negative thoughts consciously; we feel alive, more engaged, energetic and productive. By being optimistic and balancing our emotions we can remain unaffected in the face of both success and failure; love and hatred; pain and pleasure. This is the essence of what I continuously strive to convey in my work. It is all about spiritual ascent...inner vibration of pure self ...inner harmony...reshaping thoughts....hopes...renewal...rebirth....and transformation.

I admire the strength and purity of snowy Himalayas where I have experienced a surge of spiritual vibrations...flowing from the hills and trees; rocks and rivers...and waves of emotions started rolling over the canvas. My inspiration comes from the core of my inner silence. In that mysterious silence creativity flows through me. I believe that silence is the most beautiful is not the absence of sound; it is the presence of meaning. Color is the silent language in my paintings. Color is the flow of my energy and emotion. All my thoughts...feelings...fantasies...memories...dreams...and hopes escape into pure color. Color is the dynamic visual language through which I communicate with my viewer. I choose my Color by its resonance not based on reasoning. Color has a healing magic and touches your heart, impacts your nerves. Color appeals to me in the highest possible way. Every drop of Color is a word written on the canvas and each work of mine can be considered a complete poem in itself.

I am like a sponge absorbing right energy all the time and try to bring that raw energy into my artistic work. My creative process is characterised by flashes of insight that arise from unconscious reservoirs of my mind and brain. It is involuntary like breathing and sometimes when it flows through me I feel like an observer. I turned to creative self-expression in the depth of pain to heal myself and it helped me to unleash my creative flow, and gave courage to face the pain, confront core issues, and move forward with a greater understanding. My vibrational psychic energy is incredibly powerful and a vital force in my creative process.

My work is a reminder how positive spirit brings joy and hope to the challenges of human experience. My paintings evoke a sense of peace and help you to revitalise the stream of your consciousness ....Though they are immersed in deep silence they are always trying to communicate with you through my magical pictorial language. The empty canvas in my studio is my valued friend and a trusted companion and always inspires me to uncover my mind.

When I am in the process of painting I feel that I am in tune with the right vibrations in the universe. I feel a greater sense of synchronistic flow and purpose as colors and forms evolve in a more fluid and effortless manner. It's a thrilling experience of things suddenly becoming obvious from a blank canvas turning dramatically into a vibrant and unique work of art. It is incredibly uncomplicated and gets to the right core thing very quickly. I lose myself in the flow of creation, and the whole process is very rewarding and's an incredible experience of pure bliss. My journey so far has been remarkable and truly memorable. I think my inner fire is what keeps me going.