Essentially, I will be talking about how Picasso inspired me to move and allowing diverse methods to create a work of art. Till date he has remained a major source of inspiration for me and my practice. Picasso also influenced in a big way the modern Masters in India, when Indian art was breaking from the traditional mode of expression in painting and artists like M.F. Husain, F. N. Souza, Tyeb Mehta and other artists of that generation. I can start my presentation by giving the background of that era in Indian art and continue till the date when I first ever visited abroad, that was Paris and saw large amount of Picasso works Musée Picasso, Paris. After that stay there was a dramatic shift in my paintings and the courage and risk I started taking that I owe to Picasso.
I will be showing some important images from my own work where Picasso images are incorporated, including works in the collection of the Museu Picasso, Barcelona.