Ataraxy, captures beautiful memories of nature on canvas
Ataraxy, a series of abstract landscapes by SUPRIYA SATHE
Ataraxia is a Greek term used by Pyrrho and subsequently Epicurus for a lucid state of robust equanimity, characterized by ongoing freedom from distress and worry. The ancient Greek author Sextus Empiricus gave this definition: “ataraxia is an untroubled and tranquil condition of the soul.”
Ataraxy in common use denotes a serene state of calmness. The kind of calmness only nature can offer.
Nature offers a special solace to the human mind. One that separates it from the existential anxiety that plagues us all.
Supriya’s art is an Exploration of the outside and the inside and contemplating the line that divides them. Her landscapes exemplify that divide by seeming natural enough to fit right into the real world despite being purely imaginary, alien yet familiar.
Through her art she makes an effort to capture the vitality and vibrancy of nature and bring it into the domestic scene. She tries to give tangible and static form to a single moment she envisions within the borderless and dynamic world that surrounds us.
She finds inspiration in the breathtaking vistas she discovers during her travels, be it strolling along beaches of India or hiking through the trails of Norway. Her art is about paying tribute to nature’s bounty and an effort to reconnect with the natural world.
Supriya Sathe is a landscape artist usually painting surreal landscapes. She paint using acrylics on canvas. She liked to use bold colours and different textures to make the painting come alive on my canvas.
Date: 28th April to 4th May 2017
Venue: India International Centre, Lodhi Road, Delhi