“Where the spirit does not work with the hand there is no art.”

Artist Bio

An Intuitive Abstract artist,Hufreesh Dumasia Chopra, has been painting ever since she was old enough to hold a brush. To become an artist wasn’t a conscious choice but a natural expression of her being. Growing up in Sri Aurobindo Centre of International education in South of India and then later joining the Universal city of Auroville, which is an experiment in Human Unity, her being naturally turned inward instead of outward to find its true expression. And painting was that medium to express the hidden world within.

She has chosen to paint in Abstract art because it gives her the freedom to express the invisible and the Unknown. Most importantly Abstract art is open to individual perception and interpretation provided one approaches it with an open mind that has a sense of adventure as one treads into the Unknown.

The only process she does consciously before she starts a painting is to keep the “me” out of it..her judgments, her thoughts , her emotions etc. so that they don’t influence her creative process. She allows the Divine inspiration to use her as an instrument to create paintings that express the Unknown.

Hufreesh’s pieces are the result of a layering of techniques and experiences, which broadly sway from the colour- intense abstract to the post-figurative psychic detail. The viewer is challenged to enter a world filled with poetic nuances of colour, which can be read on various levels. She explores different techniques and allows them to guide her in an unconscious way…. colour and form also unfold in a similar way – without much premeditation. Even the figures that appear are all part of a much unconditioned effort – elements just fall into place…. this is what she enjoys about her work. She avoids any mind intervention.

This continuous quest of the Unknown…the Invisible, is the source of her inspiration. She truly believe that her paintings may be the medium that allows the viewers to get a sense of this invisible world. To open the doorways to the Invisible and to tap into the Unconscious…thereby enhancing their spiritual experience and well being.

She has had shows all over India, UK, Singapore, and Tokyo and most recently she was invited and participated in the prestigious Florence Biennale, Italy. In 2013,  she participated in the International Art festival in Marseille, France, then in Izmir Biennale in Turkey and finally in Venice Pre-Biennale in Venice, Italy 2011. Then in 2015, she did two shows in Europe, one in Valladolid,Spain and Berlin, Germany for an International women exhibition on Saint Teresa of Avilia.

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