Megha Nema is an artist pursuing her MFA from Savannah College of Art and Design, United States. She has attended short courses at NAFA and LASALLE over the past 13 years. She has also attended workshops by multiple senior artists including P Gnana, Patricia Cabaleiro, and Astrid Dahl. She has completed a Basic Illustration course (Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator) at Mages Institute, Singapore.
“Trying to evolve as I absorb and reinterpret various aspects of Abstract Expressionism, getting inspired by gesture and layering techniques of the artists like Hans Hofmann, and contemporary artist Gerhard Richter. My paintings shift fluidly between abstraction and representation. By creating synergy between colours, layers, lines and shapes, the paintings emerge from my perspective, often aerial, establishing a link between the landscape’s reality and my imagination as a conceiver. My fascination with often ignored bustle of daily life can be seen in my paintings, where I use bold colours and dynamic compositions to capture the energy, movement, and rhythm of a place. I was born and raised in a small town in India, and have been lucky to be surrounded by a variety of flowers and gardens. I take inspiration from my fond childhood memories, my family, extensive travels and by the multitude of colours in nature.”