My paintings revolve around the subjects, characters and stories from Indian mythology. Most of the work draws from the impressions gathered and absorbed over the years through performance or watching of many a commonplace rituals. My involvement with these rituals has been a lasting experience; their crystallization a process of thought and study: and, their expression a compulsion. The study of the magic and mystique of mythological characters has been a sublime experience taking a deep root inside to strengthen the belief and hold them ever so more in awe and reverence. Painting for me is an expression of the underlying belief in the mystique of mythology drawing inspiration not from any scholastic or artistic pretensions, but faith.
- Sarvesh Saini