Aparna Chakravarty

-0001 , India

Aparna Chakravarty is a Singapore-based artist with a formal education in graphic design and illustration. She has worked in various fields such as e-commerce, web design, and digital art across India and Singapore. Painting brings immense joy and happiness to Aparna. She draws inspiration from nature, colours, textures, and their juxtaposition, which is reflected abundantly in her creations. Aparna loves experimenting with different mediums and tools and is constantly learning and expanding her boundaries as an artist. Recently, she has taken a Western Abstract course from Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (NAFA) to hone her skills and broaden her artistic horizons.

Artist Statement

I am drawn to nature as an inspiration for my paintings. Water lily is one of my favourite flowers and I am amazed and fascinated by its beauty. For me, its symbolic of life and hope. It is amazing how such a thing of beauty emerges from muddied waters. I have lily ponds near my house and every time I walk past them on my walks, I can't help but marvel at their beauty and draw inspiration from them.

Singapore is a melting pot of rich vibrant cultures. There are so many facets to this incredible city. The new urban skyrises coexist with the colonial and the cultural roots of the city. I love walking the streets of Singapore, soaking in the beauty of the colourful shop houses, cafes, streets lined with farngipani trees, bougainvillea bushes. This painting tries to capture one of those beautiful corners of this vibrant city.

Lily Pond #1
Acrylic on canvas
30.5 x 30.5 cm
Singapore Street #1
Acrylic on canvas
30.5 x 30.5 cm