A Free spirited maverick. Upam draws from his everyday experiences, think, meditate on what he is thinking about, and transmute these thoughts and experiences into artefacts as well. Cultures, Cosmos, and Consciousness awe him, and the intricacy with which these three co-exist, keeps him curious. Curiosity keeps him inspired, “Look around and you’ll realise that there is much yet to know, and the best part is, to question it all, time and again”. He identifies Art as a way to store information; sequentially, a mode of communication that he uses to question the multidimensional world he inhabits. He is currently at the Ecole supérieure des beaux-arts de Nantes Métropole, Nantes, France.
‘My working process at the moment is an extension of a perceived Environment based on Drawing, Painting, Sculpture and Multi-media as an interdisciplinary practice. The work normally stems out of forms that we are familiar with and morphs itself with different ideas and gestures in the process of its making.
My approach to art is, in a way, an invitation to the viewer to enter a state of storytelling/myth building. Relying on the inquisitive faculty of the observer, fertile with a lifetime’s worth of experience, I like to encourage them to recall from their memories: feelings, sentiments and questions that are evoked by the forms contrived. The interpretation of the work/form in question is not dictated entirely by me, thus no supporting text is provided for to go with the work produced. Sometimes I use titles to guide/misguide the observer to enable multiple/varied readings.
During the process of research and production new spheres of interest arise and lead to the next body of work.’