Pooja Pawar is a self-taught creative artist who diversified into Landscapes, seascapes, and abstracts since 8 years as of 2022. Her interest in art was cultivated during her childhood by sketching and painting simple landscapes. Over the years, through the practice of simple landscapes and watching tutorials on youtube, she learned some techniques that would help her to portray her style and natural ability to bring in a lively picture on a canvas.
Since 2018, she started traveling often, Pooja's love for seascapes has grown ever since, and has been discovering new pathways to connect to her audience who loves traveling, reminiscing, nostalgic moments, tranquil memories, faded happiness, and much more.
"Fueled by imagination and adventures, I excite myself and hope to inspire as I explore the pathways of an artist. I could always ground and connect towards the sea or any huge water bodies."
Anytime I would lay by the seashore or sit on the rocks of a water body, the waters hold the magic of healing and calming one's mind. After laying and staring at the waves of an ocean for longer periods, the sight and aura of it triggered me to experience spiritual epiphanies and the longing to debunk the mysteries of an ocean with my own numerous perspectives leaving an everlasting yearning to return to the sea. A million thoughts would cross my mind whilst calming my nerves simultaneously as I accepted any thoughts emerging and delving gracefully.
To uncover a few , was that the life realm can be compared to the ocean, there is depth, the unexplored, treasures, secrets, and long-forgotten stories waiting for its expression. Only the mariner or the beings of the ocean navigate through for a period of time whilst experiencing the vast unknown beauty of the waters.
It is like you're transported to another universe where there is hope, faith, meloncholy, and trying to make sense of this humanly experience, wishing to craft a vision of the future courageously with gratitude towards the unfathomable mysteries of the universe.
Some phrases from Lana's book ( Violet Bent Backwards over the Grass) that are close to my heart and connects to some of my works are:
"No Big decisions, to the lake or to the sea my only question."
“You thought I was rich and I am but now how you think, I live in a Tudor house Under the freeway in Mar Vista by the beach
When you call I take my phone to the picnic table That I bought from the Rose Bowl
How the noise got louder and louder during rush hour Until it sounded like the sea
And it felt like the ocean was the sky
And that I was flying because you were two feet taller than me
Until you took me in your arms
And I could touch the stars
And they all fell down around my head
And I became an angel
You joke that I'm rich and I am but not how you think
I live in a Tudor house under the freeway
12 blocks from the beach
And when you call I put your sweater on
And put you on speaker
And chat for hours underneath the trees
How the noise from the cars got louder and louder
During rush hour
Until it sounded like a river or a stream
And it felt like we were swimming
But it wasn't just a dream
We were just
As the saying goes- “ The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of dreams”, The atoms of our bodies are traceable to stars that manufactured them in their cores and exploded these enriched ingredients across our galaxy, billions of years ago. For this reason, we are atomically connected to all the atoms in the universe, We are not figuratively, but literally stardust.
Collecting these thoughts and more of ecstatic, nostalgic, some seashells, the salty air perfume, sunny, stormy clouds and memories by the shore, I've always wanted them to stay with me in my daily life helping to pause a moment while I reminisce them. Painting them would be my go-to savior to relish the ocean or the landscapes and the memory of them.
I hope my audience would find their moments of solace and tranquility through my paintings and add them to their living spaces adding it as a window to connect to their epiphanies and richness into their lives. I always encourage my collectors to select the artworks instinctively which you are drawn to that pause your time with calm and joy.
Another inspiration to add to my perspectives and authentic experience is Lana Del Rey-A singer whose music is noted for its cinematic expression, rawness, melancholia, and tragic romance. I wish to describe her as an artist who sings and writes about marine life, and more of the longing for a true bond poetically with the attention to diversified feelings and the aftermath that one naturally misses as a woman. Her music and poetry have and will be a great inspiration for me to create, add ease, authenticity, and bravery to my artworks.
Pooja's work explores how beauty and hope can be found even in the midst of uncertainty we so often find ourselves in.
Her paintings represent a craving for moments of tranquility and desire for a state of stillness and sensation seeking amongst everyday city life and anytime one wants to escape the ordinary whilst aiming to bring people into a state of neural calmness and open up to new perspectives of life.
Her favorite art form is the seascapes (natural and abstracts) that which symbolize the unfathomable, mysterious, and flowy state of mind.
Pooja currently lives in Bangalore, holds a Masters degree in International Business, and wishes to explore and learn Art Philosophy.
She has displayed twice at the Venkatappa Art Gallery, Bangalore in 2018 and 2021.
Her recent group exhibit was at the Karnataka Chiktrakala Parishith, July 2022, and Lalit Ashok Hotel, Bangalore- August 2022.
Emerging India Awards 2022
Best Painting - Abstract
G-TOWN Awards of Excellence 2022
Best Imaginative Art Award
Leadership Excellence Awards 2022
Best Emerging Artist Award