Lot 434 - Akash Bhatt - The Roof is on Fire
Mixed Media on Paper
A6 (15x10cm) Original Artwork
Signed on Verso
Sketchbooks form the main part of my working process. In them I record ideas and imagery drawn from life. Together with this I keep detailed notebooks of writings—the combination of the two are the foundation of any work I produce.
I also draw and paint when out on the streets looking for research material. Together with the sketchbooks, I use large sheets of paper on which I draw from direct observation. Back in my studio this information is used in the planning and making of new paintings.
Quite often the compositions are finalised on location. This direct connection with the place is vital for me.
I enjoy using a variety of mediums: oil, acrylic, watercolour, mixed media, and pen and ink. Normally I have a series of works in progress. Some of the bigger pieces can take up to two years to reach completion.
1991–92 Loughborough College of Art—Foundation Studies
1993–96 University of Westminster
1996–98 St Martins School of Art—Post Graduate Diploma
2017 Madhu, Beaux Arts Bath
2015 New Paintings, Beaux Arts Bath
2013 New Paintings, Beaux Arts Bath
2011 New Paintings, Beaux Arts Bath
2015 1st Prize Sunday Times Watercolour Exhibition
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