It takes imagination to cope with reality…and Darpan Kaur has plenty. Much like the fairy tale worlds the abstractionist is inspired by, Darpan’s canvases transport us into lands of mystery and wonder where anything might happen and pretty much does. Fiery sunset oranges and softer playful pinks bloom through thunderous cloudbursts of deep greys and darker umbers while elsewhere gentle jade greens and piquant yellows add a touch of whimsy. The colours surge and swell, revealing themselves in unlikely places, evocative of luminescent surfaces and hidden depths, in quiet flow together.
Darpan sets forth on her adventures into the unknown with a single mark on an empty canvas, following the lines and blotches, smears and daubs, where they want to take her ending in a deeply fulfilling happily ever after where it all comes together with a touch of magic.
The play of cadence and colour, tonality and mood entices us to enter these delightful worlds where nothing is obvious; everything is possible and the every day is made extraordinary.
We long to find our own susegad, that elusive feeling of contentment and joy, relaxation and peace, our own ‘happy place’ in these worlds of visual delight.
- SAMIRA SHETH