A Free spirited Maverick. Upam draws from his everyday experiences, thinks, meditates on what he is thinking about, and transmutes 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 and mark time; sequentially, a mode of speculation about the multidimensional world we inhabit. 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, a state of speculation on the process of creating meaning. Relying in the inquisitive faculty of each observer, fertile with a lifetime’s worth of experience, I like to encourage recalling from their memories: feelings, sentiments and questions that are evoked by the chosen forms. Questioning in turn the narrative/s that is co-created and the elements that give rise to it based on subjective associations and formal parallels. The interpretation of the work/form in question thus, is not dictated entirely by me, whereby no supporting text is provided for to go with the work produced. The results are deconstructed to the extent that meaning is shifted and possible interpretation becomes multifaceted. It is not exactly as though <anything goes> in interpretation but is now less an object to which criticism must conform than a free space in which it can sport. 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.’