A chartered accountant by profession, Rajiv Puri completed his education in India and is currently based in Nigeria. Deeply fascinated by the infinite variety in nature, he attempts to capture in his paintings the constant flux wrought by the emergence of new life and its unavoidable transience. A vibrant colour palette, comprising rich hues of oranges, reds, greens and more, his creations are inspired from the natural world – its perpetual change, its fragility, its calm, its rhythm, its devotion, its wild but delicate form, its transient temper, its colour, its mood. His oeuvres d’art celebrates landscapes through metaphors, symbols and the academic realism. Rajiv Puri's representation and celebration is a panoramic view of the single wanderer which presents a brighter, wilder image. From the bowels of the earth come the picturesque depictions of this self-trained artist. Aspiring towards the higher aims of art his landscapes depict a life form harmonising three fundamentals – land, water and sky. The ambiguities of the natural animate his art. The anonymity of landscapes lies in a transitional space, reminiscent of the wilderness, faced with the outset of self-conscious nostalgia. The artist currently lives and works in Nigeria.
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