On a chilly 13th January 2017 evening , our session began with Artist Mentor Abishek Sen.
Avishek Sen’s art practice encompasses the disciplines of drawing, painting, collage and installation. His work, over the years, has traversed the realms of very personal experiences and intimate environs as well as some contemporary socio-political domains.
He is fascinated with watercolor as medium, owing to its lyrical effect and particularly because of the accidents that happen with this medium.
Avishek was half an hour early for the season, and prepared the table for our participants. One could easly percieve his sincere approach towards his practice.
When all the participants came in we began the session with an introductory video on our Mentor. Post which there was an interactive session with our Mentor, where he talked about his practice and his experience with water colours as a medium.
He gave them all a piece of paper and took one for himself and every one bean painting in pin drop silence. Participants kept observing while Abishek was painting and adapting his techniques simultaneously. It was the first time when any mentor painted along with the participants.
No one was allowed to use an image as a reference point, they were to exercise their imagination and go with the flow.
Students were surprised with the outcome of there own works.
As the clock struck 7 it was time to wrap up. Our Mentor had painted something, which would be completed by the students i the upcoming sessions.