Aditya Pande’s large format works are made up of masses of undulating lines and frantic concentric circles, making each piece appear as if it is made up of several whirlpools of energy. The viewer’s focus constantly shifts from one density to another, some with movements that draw the eye inwards while others seem to spring out of the surface with wild abandon.
Pande’s process involves both the manipulation of computer-aided technologies and also more traditional media. As such, an individual work may draw on the use of media as diverse as vector drawing, digital photography, ink, tinsel and acrylic paint. Dense layering of the picture plane marks the artist’s process; this often extends right onto the acrylic covering the artwork. His is a created world of amorphous characters that whirl around his frame of vision prodding, sucking and entering each other.
Aditya Pande was born in Lucknow in 1976, and raised in Chandigarh. He trained in graphic design at the National Institute of Design in Ahmedabad, from where he graduated in 2001. He held his first solo show, ‘A to Zoo’, at Chatterjee and Lal, Mumbai, in 2008, and his work has been featured in several group exhibitions. The most recent include those held at Alexia Goethe Gallery, London, in collaboration with Gallery Nature Morte, New Delhi; ‘Neti-Neti (Not This, Not This)’ at Bose Pacia, New York; and ‘New Paintings’ at Gallery Nature Morte, New Delhi, all in 2008. The artist lives and works in New Delhi.
This artist bio has been sourced from Saffron Art’s artist page on Aditya Pande.