We have carefully selected for you some of our favourite artists. Here you can find information of each artist who has shown at a Roy’s People Art Fair including exhibitions, achievements and sample works.
I was born into a family where art and culture were important and had been for generations. I imbibed an early appreciation of the arts from our immediate environment from as far back as I can remember. Poets and artists came and stayed for long periods doing family portraits. I remember watching spellbound as they worked with brush, knife and pallet. My parents recognised my interest and inclination and encouraged me to paint. I have not looked back since.
In time people around me began to recognise my special gift. At first the recognition was locally confined to school and college fetes, functions and exhibitions. I studied fine arts at university. During the course of one of the college exhibitions my entire work was sold out, much to the chagrin of my art teacher, who did not think I was very talented. He was very critical of my work and would not do any corrections, but thanks to the external examiner, I passed with distinction.
My work is a dialogue in contemporary times, a narrative that resonates a sense of precariousness that has come to signify our times. If anything, it challenges the sense of the immovable, the permanent. It embraces vulnerability & fragility. The focus shifts from the changes that are observable & felt to those that are often unacknowledged & immutable, a sense that the beliefs & certainties that defined our world have changed irrevocably.
Yet it is not a lament. It is an invitation to look at the poignant or the momentous & seek ordinary pleasures. To honour transience, reflecting on the everyday moments that it depicts, to look remember & to serve as a reminder that new forms always emerge & refresh what seems momentary or constant.