Vijai Patchineelam

Born 1983
Hometown Niterói, Brazil
Lives and Works Stockholm, Sweden
MFA, Konstfack University College of Arts Crafts and Design, Stockholm, Sweden, 2011
BF Industrial Design, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 2007

Vijai Patchineelam Gallery Art

Seven Art Limited, New Delhi, India

Rio-born artist Vijai Patchineelam does not rely on inspiration. Consistency is more important to him. Work, he claims, happens automatically. Born to an Indian father and a Brazilian mother, Patchineelam's work displays none of the color of those two lands; instead, a dull monochrome effect is what strikes you most. He argues that one should not paint in color as every color brings its own flavor to a painting, and creates a digression from the actual work.

"When I work in the studio, I try to get some kind of activity going. It doesn't have to be anything special. It could start as a prank. The important thing is to gain some kind of momentum and then work tends to take care of itself. There's no need to sit and wait for inspiration," he says. (From "€œMonotone Vitality,"€ by Shweta Sharma in The Sunday Guardian, Delhi, Jan. 16, 2011.)

Patchineelam completed a Bachelor's degree in Industrial Design from the School of Fine Arts at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and is currently pursuing Masters of Fine Arts in Experience Design Konstfack University of Arts, Crafts and Design, Stockholm, Sweden.

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