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Archanaa Manavalan

About the Artist

Archanaa Manavalan is a self-taught artist based in Chennai, India with Post Graduate Degree in Technology. 

A surreal meditative experience after an intense silent retreat in 2011 led her back to Painting. The experience also enabled her to continue her journey towards a holistic lifestyle,  explore different yoga practises, Meditation and helped shape her Art Journey. 

She works in Mixed media with vibrant colours and a lot of  gold and practices her craft full time from her home studio and teaches Yoga.

Artist Statement

I am  a self-taught  Artist based in  Chennai, India. I find inspiration from Spiritual philosophy, intricacies of the subconscious mind and the beauty in everyday life. 

Every painting  I create  has a tendency to invoke a subjective sense of introspection for the viewer. The titles are as ephemeral as the process, the impermanence serves as the catalyst for the viewer. They  lack a singular explanation and have subjectively different meanings for every viewer based on their experience.

The great spiritual writer Thomas Merton once said ” Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.”

I hope everyone who comes across my work has a great experience. May we all find ourselves in front of that special piece that sings to our soul.

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