Vinay Trivedi #Biography
Born in Saurashtra. Vinay Trivedi was influenced by the folk art and the primitive art. He was fascinated by Madhubani Painting and used it as a base of his work. He used several mediums but loved waterproof inks so that he could enrich the brightness of his paintings and infuse it with the glory of Saurashtra Culture.
VinayTrivedi on his Contribution in the field of Art
I have selected the folk version of madhuvani (a living .folk tradition of Bihar) painting as base of my drawings. Of course, I have to modify it a bit with the help of Kangra Paintings which is helpful to add a lyrical touch with rhythm to create a kind of poetic ideal situation, just to avoid the static and a bit monotonous presentation. I have tried to improvise that conception by adding the folk motifs used in embroidery, a highly developed craft in Saurashtra (Gujarat), my own home town. It was brilliant colours used in the drapery of the villagers which has arrested my attention since childhood. I have tried for years together to bring out that illuminated brightness with the use of all kinds of available colours, oils, watercolours tubes as well as transparent, suddenly I came across coloured waterproof inks. To my surprise I found the result quite satisfactory. And I found out that it had the same illuminative bright quality of colours, which I have perceived in folk embroidery of Saurashtra. I was amused to achieve that transparent brightness of which I was in a tense need to enrich my conception in painting. Here the brightness was at its maximum strenght so as to create an illusion of light. I was intending to interweave light in my colour scheme since long. Reverting to main point, I was much more impressed and attracted by the naive a vigorous presentation in folk art and primitive art. In fact, anybody who wants to tryout a fresh revival of his concept, should revert his own place and surrounding area, as it is quite simple and easier to understand that art form, since he is born and brought up in the same environment.
- Vinay Trivedi