Music evokes the body to respond to a rhythm and become an embodiment of exuberance, expression and movement. My idea of painting is a rhythmic performance with music that creates a whole new language of abstract harmony, as a means of expressing music in visual form. The inspiration of Indian performance and various music selections inspire a language of expression, harmonious elements, and abstract figures which form patterns on my canvases. My paintings invite the viewer to wander through a universe of color and pattern in motion – a world of energy in music manifested in visual form. In the small universe I altered and accepted life of being, from everyday appreciation that gets created on canvas or in my drawings. The idea is to interpret the content of the music and express it via visual images; to create an environment of joy and passion conveying a feeling of dance and festivity while using the psyche’s imagination.
About Avani Patel:
Avani Patel, is an Indian born artist who immigrated to Pennsylvania with her family at age 11. Avani holds a BA from Penn State and an MFA from Temple University. Her paintings, based on Indian music and performance, invites the viewer to wander through a universe of colors and patterns in motion. Patel’s artwork has been exhibited in New York, Philadelphia, Dubai, Chicago, Portugal, Panama and Mexico. Avani was invited in 2005 by American Embassy in Panama to hold workshops in schools and art centers. She resides in Brooklyn and works as a freelance teaching artist.