It was a pot of hot tar that sent his imagination soaring!
Simran KS Lamba’s inventiveness does not just stem from the fact that he is a self-taught artist. Rather his background in film-making, theatre and his inclination towards sustainability have all contributed to the genesis of his art collection, ‘Nouveau’.
I would like to think that my work is constructed in a suspension of conformity, in terms of content, style, treatments and media explored. I try to express my thoughts and opinion using coal tar as a medium, which is notoriously difficult to manipulate. It involves multiple complex treatments, like temperature control, for instance.
To demonstrate the same, let me cite an example of my works-the series on divergent windows is a specimen of a unique manner of projection for exploring content, wherein I have used broad wooden frames to represent the iconic four corners of a camera’s viewfinder, and then usurped what I would conventionally see out of a windowpane with abstract and almost imaginative fluid branches (depicted through solid metal sheets) entering the frame and acting as its mainstay.
Yes, I do feel strongly about sustainability. It’s a question of collective consciousness, and we are very far away from a universal collective mode of action, owing to individual economic constraints, but I’d like to believe that we are heading towards a social consciousness that doesn’t just feed to survive but rather survives to feed albeit at a very slow pace.