Urvashi Patel. Born and raised in India and now settled in the United Kingdom.
This abstract expressionist has ethereally blended her nature-bound, realistic inspiration with pure abstraction.
As an amateur, she started out her journey as an artist by painting animals. Mother Nature her source of inspiration and thought provocation, Urvashi observed the colours, textures, and movement in nature’s most profound creations.
From elephants to penguins and hares, she brought these animals to life in colourful spreads, using acrylics and canvas as her tools of choice. She relished in the sun, marvelled at the moon, and saw beauty in everything that surrounded her.
Painting these magnificent beings was where her passion for abstract emerged. She saw strength, character, and uniqueness in her subjects and began emulating them in her new work. From there, the pure form of abstract became her creative outlet.
Instead of conforming to the convention of abstraction, she continues taking inspiration from nature and its rhythm. Brush in hand, she lets the music of nature drive her hands. She describes it as dancing with nature’s rhythm.
Her work is purely action-based and a celebration of vibrant colours and expression of tangible reality. Following her natural pace and flow of abstract expression, she produces works where floral and facial forms appear – all reflecting her own emotive understanding instead of objective representation.
With her art, Urvashi intends to portray her practice of mindfulness and meditation. She hopes to remind people to pause, take a moment, and observe her work to find their own internal rhythms.
Today, she has managed to become a trending artist on Instagram and grab thousands of people’s imaginations. A new collection, which will depict her life experiences, will be an amalgamation of bright floral abstracts and pure abstract pieces.
Urvashi’s work is an excellent example of someone who’s changing people’s understanding of abstract art. She, much like every great artist in history, is a rebel of convention and plays an important role in the evolution of abstract art as we understand it.