This is where all the paintings that dont fit with any collection are put. It is a repository of all experiements and the only thing tying them together is the sponteniety of the moment of their creation.
A constant work in progress, these paintings are apt punctuations to my daily life.
This collection was inspired by a friend who was contributing a lot to save the oceans. Fish Art by Poonam is a quirky, colorful collection of paintings that tries to capture the impossible beauty of our oceans.
Playing with different shapes and unconventional symmetry, I have tried to capture the vastness and diversity of the seas, in the hope of inspiring people to protect this natural heritage.
This collection was exhibited at Maria Loca in Feb 2014, Paris.
In April 2015, I had the honour of being commissioned by the Indian Embassy at Paris to design the backdrop for a community event held on April 11, 2015, at the Carrousel du Louvre in Paris, in honour of the Indian Prime Minister, Mr. Narendra Modi's visit to France.
I designed 2 digital backdrops. The first, an intermingling of well known French and Indian monuments which set the stage for the event. The second was a dense weaving of the French and Indian flags which was on display during the Prime Minister's address to the Indian diaspora.
The event was extensively covered by the Indian national press accompanying the Prime Minister's delegation and was streamed live to the French territories of Reunion, Guadaloupe and Martinique.
This was my first foray into digital art, and needless to say, will not be the last!
A happy mix of colors and performance art bringing together body painting, fashion and music. In this edition of body painting, I mixed elements of my paintings with fashion on my friend Joanna Rose, a super talented US based singer, salsa dancer and jewelry entrepreneur who performed by the end of the event!
A super aftrenoon with a super duper team of photographers, artists and musicians, it was perfect!
In July 2014, I had the honour of being the Indian delegate to the UNESCO Art Camp 2014 in Andorra. Among 31 artists from around the globe, I created works that are now part of the permanent UNESCO art collection.
This collection will be exhibited at the UNESCO headquarters in Paris in June 2015.
On May 25 2015, I was able to fulfill one of my dreams of unleashing my creations to walk on the streets of Paris. I did another session of bodypainting with my beautiful models, Stephane and Elodie, who are always happy to let me pour paint on them! :) And then, after having been transformed into veritable aliens, they went for a walk in the funky and fashoinable Le Marais area of Paris.
It was truly a delightful experience to see them interact with passersby and spread surprise, joy and amusement in everyone they met. A big thank you to the amazing photographers who followed them everywhere and came up with these mindblowing pictures!