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Uday K Dhar
  • Male
  • New York, NY
  • United States

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Status
Artist
Discipline(s)
Visual Arts
In your own words, what is your ethnic identity? (for individuals)
South Asian/American
Your Artistic Background/Mission
My art focuses on the common ground between diverse cultural experiences and backgrounds.

As an American artist of South Asian descent, I want to introduce non-western ideas into the current discourse about art in the US, particularly for an audience unfamiliar with foreign concepts and ideas.

Even though my artistic projects derive from the double-edged experience of immigration to this country, I am more interested in commenting on the larger cultural transformations that are taking place on Americans due to the encounter with immigrants. I do not want to speak only to my specific concerns. On the contrary, I want with my works to underline the relevance of the multi-ethnic project that characterizes the founding “concept” for creation of the United States of America.
Your Creative Influences
I work in various media, from abstract paintings, “portraits”, installations and video. I draw inspirations from a variety of sources. The works are a mashup of Northern Renaissance painting, Indian Miniature and Mural painting, Tibetan thangkas, graffiti and cartoons. They also are indebted to the works of Picasso, Grosz, Bacon, Guston, Katz et.al.
Web Link
http://Dh-art.com

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