While walking around streets, crowded places, cities, markets, I observe different faces full of the essence of life. People from various places come together in metro city like Mumbai. Behind their dreams, I see the process of displacement which is reflected in my work. Like any philosopher or scientist, as an artist, these observations stimulate me. ~Puranik ShrikantIn my everyday life I came across many homeless people, I am also struggling to new space for my studio. Recently I bought my studio apartment. While searching for place I came across builders , estate agents, government officers, land mafias. At the same time at Seria and other global migrations are in news. My works are reflections of these daily observations.In my recent works I am using geometrical or architectural form as metaphors for the breaks in human existence which occurs due to displacement. This addresses issues of relationship with a country of origin, land concerns, ownership, identity, new colonial imperialism, xenophobia, displacement, refugees, utopia and dystopia within rapidly changing social constructs.
I am deliberate in the use of images in my work from different sources. Like I photograph my own drawings and paintings then even digitally manoeuvre the images with geometric figures, images form master’s artwork especially for digital works. What I am concerned with is combining two or more images that have existed separately, in such a manner that allows the formation of a new meaning; a visual intersection not foreseen by travelling the obvious route. There is also, I suspect a form of envy at play here, a longing for the simpler, more emotional processes. Work, for me, thus becomes an attempt of fusing both history and metaphors into a spectacle, both present and visionary. Imagery created through selection, isolation, framing, juxtaposition, foregrounding and so on which unlock the rest of its narrative flow of imagination. I pick an image that has a potential to be easily read at many levels. The format of my work also accommodates content towards narration.