Rahul Inamdar is what they call a crossover artist. With an MBA and Engineering degree and a decade of corporate experience at Marico and Godrej, he took to the canvas in 2007, moving on to give up his corporate career. Subsumed by Claude Monet’s expansive Waterlilies at Musee L’Orangerie, he was struck by the way a piece of art could move the viewer. Enquiry into the why, followed.
Reflections on oneness, the space and the sublime in works such as Rothko’s monolithic chapel paintings, Bach’s Cello suites by Yo-Yo Ma, Nasreen Mohamedi’s subtle paper works - became the education. Intent upon evolving a feeling, pure and unhindered, he works on his canvas. Surrendering to the intuition, he lets the moment take over.
Colours emerge onto the canvas from the inner recesses of his mind, transparent sonorous reds, somber greens and poignant grays. Merging their individuality, while holding on to their character, the application and reduction continues till the moment when the work becomes space, becomes light.
It was not long before he began showing his works at public venues like Jehangir Art Gallery, Nehru Centre , India Habitat Centre in India, Dubai ,Milan & New York
‘Ellipsis...' was his first major solo exhibition with a private gallery, in the capital.