May 11 - 12 , Site: 157
1583 Meadowlark Lane
Sunnyvale, CA 94087
Pragati is an extremely passionate artist that has created a labor intensive style, using unique tools & techniques to create paintings packed with mysterious motifs and elaborate patterns. At first glance her paintings and sculptures are an eye-catching blend of vibrant colors, intricate motifs, flora & fauna, animals, humans etc. On a closer look they reveal vivid compositions, precise in execution and meditative in spirit with a deep meaning and influences from cultures around the world. She uses her art to create narratives based on Feminism, Spirituality and Mythology. Her art has flavors of the French Art Naif genre with hints of Indian Folk Arts, Aboriginal paintings, Pre-historic cave art, Buddhist mandalas, Ethnic scripts and Decorative patterns. Her meticulously detailed puzzle like works have layers upon layers of interwoven details that one discovers gradually so the freshness of her works is forever intriguing. Her art is not only gorgeous its also functional because it has a profound aura, it tells stories, it brings awareness and it certainly is a dazzling conversation starter.
Besides being an artist, Pragati is also a dedicated Indian folk-arts teacher and holds degrees in Architecture and Industrial Design from the National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad, India. She now lives and works in the San Francisco Bay Area and exhibits her art worldwide.
Pragati paints highly intricate, colorful and vibrant works with mixed media on canvas, paper and found objects.
Her favorite medium is acrylic for its versatility and sheer vibrance. The key to her painting style is the method of paint application that is very unique and allows her to achieve the finest details with ease.