Seema Kashyap’s journey in Art is a journey of perseverance, struggle, constant learning and arriving at a signature style unique of her own – that of lines and more lines – each one following its own trajectory. But that took some time to unravel.
The drawing on Paper , Canvas, Collages in different mediums bring forth the exploration of lines which is the central theme of her artistic journey. The fascination for lines finds representation in many forms as she works with limitlessness quite unique.
A line by definition is seen as a basic element of art referring to a continuous man-made creation on a surface by a moving point . A line is long relative to its width. It can define a space, create an outline or pattern, imply movement or texture and allude to mass or volume. The line is an absolute essential in creating art like morality, consists in drawing the line somewhere.
Her works show the continuity of using lines in a traditional and contemporary style with the same aroma of lines. The line in its varied application – Vertical lines, Horizontal lines, Diagonal lines , Zigzag lines, Curved lines all find representation in works within geometrical forms existing independently as well as coexisting within the composition . There are forms which take their own identity, nonidentifiable in a physical realm but at complete ease in the work. The texture undergoes constant treatment to arrive at points of a contemporary look.
There is both strong and soft color coding to define her work. The large canvases and collages gives her the freedom to work in many dimensions at the same time. Also what is remarkable in these works is of constant experimentation of newer techniques including modern technology to further diversify her understanding of the subject and in her case lines especially.
She touches mythological themes as well as today’s raising topics of the society. Feelings and strong relationships are showcased in the highly decorative way in her paintings. She says -her paintings are her unwritten, unspoken expressions of herself.