24 Sep 2014

Studio Visit: Milind Nayak

Studio visits offer fresh insights into the process of art making.


This week’s post is an informal update on my visit to artist Milind Nayak’s studio. Milind, who is recovering remarkably well from a recent health scare, is back at his easel and doing what he does best - paint these amazing landscapes! Right now, he’s working on a new series, where he explores the ‘ripple’ effect, both literally and metaphorically. But, more on that some other time. Some of the large canvasses are truly spectacular and I look forward to seeing them on gallery walls soon.
Artist Milind Nayak in his studio, Art Scene India, Picture: Nalini Malaviya
We talked about various things as we looked at his early works – some from the 1970s, when he was closely associated with the veteran artist GS Shenoy, who is no more. It’s always fascinating to revisit old works and see the kind of influences that existed at the time, and then to observe how the evolution occurs, and changes in form, colours and textures take place organically over the years.
Artist Milind Nayak in his studio, Art Scene India, Picture: Nalini Malaviya
Studio visits are always exciting and give greater awareness about an artist’s work, not only is one listening to the artist’s words and his/her interpretations, but one also gets insights into the process of art production.

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