with melody began over 50 years ago. Much
has changed in these years, bringing parallel
changes in my style repertoire. The only permanents
have been my absolute attachment to our melody
oriented value system, wedded as I am to the
spiritual tradition of India.
My natural inclination
towards our classical music, traditional schools old
miniature painting, traditional crafts and folk arts
put me on the right path to making the beautiful more
so for others. The western academic illusion - realism
in painting has greatly influenced my thought process
and therefore my interpretation of the world around.
The charm in my realism is due to my consistent search
to make my creations such that everybody understands
and relates to them.
My art philosophy inspires me
to `sing’ through my paintings. My pictorial music
always seeks visual mood-melodies hidden in the concrete
realities of the world around.
In roles as complementary and enriching as an art teacher,
illustrator, painter, a specialist in architectural
perspectives and a critic, I have grown to appreciate
and respect art more and more.
Born in Belgaum, Ravi Paranjape moved to Mumbai to study
and then worked there. In the early 1990’s, he
chose to make Pune his home and has been here since.
I meet a lot of youngsters seeking a career in the field
of architectural perspectives or art. To them I suggest
that he/she must first study all art trends and styles
of rendering. Along with the study, efforts should be
made to improve his/her drawing ability and to develop
the sense of colour, form, composition- aesthetics.
An artist should develop new techniques of presentation
and insist on retaining his/her originality.”