“My art is my biography” – Kim Oberoi
Kim is an Indian born contemporary artist based in Dubai, her experiences have passionately led her as a painter with an extensive international portfolio of physical/virtual 3D exhibits with galleries and auction houses including Italy, Germany, China and UAE.
She was recently nominated for the “Emerging Prize Scene”, Dubai. Kim is largely a self-taught painter, evolving everyday with each stroke of paint. Her work essentially explores the dimensions of consciousness in human awareness with its internal and external stimuli as a response to the societal, environmental and personal experiences.
The influence on Kim’s work is her dedication to meditative and energy healing practices. Her work comes to life as a powerful form of expression and self healing. With an ability to elicit spiritual revelations, her work is directed through mystic energy flow. Her art reflects her response to life and life altering experience with emphasis on concept and design while simultaneously depicting different phases of her life in every aspect of her creativity. Kim’s father played an integral role in encouraging my creative side, she grew up admiring his geometrical sketches of women.
Art is “a mind map freedom”, Kim feels that her work is freedom from norms of the universe created and within that she finds art and creativity as a language of freedom, no set formats or stern types, that creativity is free from all and linking it back to life , as its only oneself, who can create the difference in ones life. As an avid traveler who has been fortunate enough to see 120 destinations across the world, she has found ultimate solace in the lap of art inspired by different people and cultures. Art becomes a common language that speaks to everyone regardless of his\her culture, race or religion. Kim has become a visual communicator, she finds this to be the strongest means to connect societies , encourage dialogue and create harmony. She feels every artist is a global citizen, who plays a key role in changing the narrative, enabling exchange of ideas and creating impact at a global level.
My work essentially explores the dimensions of consciousness in human awareness with its internal and external stimuli as a response to the societal, environmental and personal experiences. Art has offered me solace, healing and a source if constant learning in this ever changing world. My work predominantly is split in two styles, the Botanical series “meditation”, which reflects my meditative state and the abstract series “Fragmented Transmutation”, which shows a more structured and meticulous side of my work. I have had the honor to showcase and exhibit my works in Italy, Germany, China and UAE.
The mediums i choose ranges over a diverse platform from canvas, paper, acrylic, watercolor to coffee and ink, with traditional tools like brushes and palate knives, smooth and textures, using gestural abstraction techniques to intuitive techniques. The works created are predominantly led by intuition and higher creative awareness evolving at every stage of my life. From minimalistic to detailed meticulous works, there has been a natural inclination to express and heal myself at the same time, in order to align to the higher purpose and achieve greater creativity with the help of energy healing. Through visual self study, i have been able to curate my own painting techniques that are original.
I find my work is freedom from norms of the universe created and within that I find art and creativity as a language of freedom, with no set formats or stern types, that creativity is free from all and linking it back to life , as its only oneself, who can create the difference in ones life.