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Rajul Shah


Artist locale: Singapore
Style of work: Abstract
Subject matter: "Renewal" as the art of Kintsugi,
chakras and color are the inspirations
Medium: Traditional mixed media

Artist Statement

Artist Portfolio

I am an international mixed-media artist whose work engenders respite and renewal from the chaos of daily life. My work is a fusion between the ancient art of kintsugi, the spiritual world of chakras, and the emotional resonance of color.

The art of Kintsugi, rooted in Japanese tradition, is a practice of mending broken pottery with lacquer mixed with precious metals. Through this process, the once-flawed object becomes a work of art, each golden seam celebrating its history and resilience. I draw inspiration from kintsugi as a metaphor for the human journey. We, too, bear the scars of life's trials and tribulations. These scars, like the cracks in pottery, tell our unique stories and signify our strength.

For me, the concept of chakras, energy centers within our being, aligns beautifully with the idea of kintsugi. Just as kintsugi restores broken pottery, balancing and healing our chakras helps us mend the energy imbalances within us. Each chakra is represented by a distinct color, symbolizing a different aspect of our physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being. I explore the harmonious relationship between these energy centers and their corresponding colors.

“What needs repair does not need to define us. We can heal and evolve into improved versions of ourselves.”

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