Developing her techniques and ability in India Tulika Das notes that it has been her experience living in Australia, ‘this art-loving nation’, that has encouraged her to thrive and hone her skills. The subject matter is presented in abstract, semi-abstract or illustrative forms, primarily worked with acrylic on canvas. Tulika commenced her practice as purely an abstract artist, as her style and approach developed across numerous subjects, diversity emerged often presented in a myriad of colours. Tulika’s works are intended to open up a passage for the audience to revive old memories and from these move forward evolving and entwining past recollections with present-day thoughts.
“My visual fantasy for colours grew at a very young age and it felt no less than an addiction. My artworks are mostly expressed through a vivid colour palette and soft shapes. Sometimes my works are staged and produced after daydreaming and planning the layout in my head.
Anything related to modern lifestyle such as people interacting outdoors goes on my to-do list of things to paint. I often take bits and pieces of the Australian landscape and stitch these into my work, I find the Australian landscape has so many own unique colour combinations.
My works often find their way into the viewer’s imagination. Someone who owns one of my landscape works said to me ‘my wife imagines she is back in Egypt but I see the Great Otway” and so my works can be interpreted in many different ways and appear as different places to different people.” – Tulika