I am Deepa Gopal Sunil and Hues n Shades was launched in 2009 simply as an online journal to keep track of my work and process, my creative endeavours and journeys which in all probability I thought would not be read by any one. But to my utter surprise I soon became part of an online art community with some awesome friends over the years sharing our practises and processes with love and whole-hearted support.
Now it is a serious platform where I explore not only my experiences, views and thoughts but also that of artists’ who have inspired me in some form or the other. In short I incorporate everything related to art that I come across. Very often the world of art and artists’ wow me into a whole new realm which I naturally have to seek and discover meaning, form, dialogue, expression and everything else that lay there; sometimes hidden, sometimes bare. Obviously I am not an art critic but an art lover to the core. I write about that which interests me in the hope that it would be valuable to someone else out there.
I learn a lot from observation, reading, watching videos/films...it is a continuous learning process. There is never a P E R I O D to that! That is quite exciting as I always like a curious child.
I have evolved through this blog achieving more than I had intended for…Art is my passionate profession now. It has not only helped me gain some wonderful friends but also some amazing artist friends from every nook and corner of the world with whom we share a lot of experiences, art techniques, our locality and much more. I have also had my clients through my blog (& FB page too)!
The highlight being able to participate in several exhibitions, curate two shows, be part of two Collateral Projects – “Can I Call You Back?” (a video installation) and Kala Samuha, Art Marathon as part of the Kochi Muziris Biennale 2016. I was also invited to take part in a 2 days’ National Conclave of Visual Art writers in New Delhi this July organized by the Lalitkala Akademi in collaboration with the Sahitya Akademi. I am also deeply honoured for being selected to participate in the upcoming Annual State Exhibition by the Kerala LalithaKala Akademi to be held in August 2017. It’s been a great journey so far. Looking forward to many more exciting projects.
Hues n Shades was awarded the IndiBlogger Award in Arts and Theatre Category in 2013 and was among the top 9 and top 5 design blogs in the BlogAdda Awards, 2014 and 2015.
Thank you for dropping by. Please do go through different tags and check out the posts of your interest. You can contact me for artworks – originals, prints or customized, commissions, for guest posts, to get featured or simply to chat and share an experience… just drop a mail at mail(dot)huesnshades(at)gmail(dot)com
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