Rajvi Dedhia Unadkat is an abstract artist who completed her BFA from the Sir JJ School of Art,
Mumbai and went on to further graduate from Chelsea college of Art and Design, UK. Her
artworks oscillate between the familiar and the unfamiliar, the known and the unknown, the
controlled and the carefree. She chooses to keep her works ‘untitled’ as they are negotiations of
a space which present an intriguing ambiguity of coexistence.
The palette is maintained neat and austere, limiting the colours and hues to neutral greys and
off-whites beiges and blacks. In some of her works, the original layer is rich in textures, made
with metallic paints, closely laid out vertical lines drawn on to the canvas directly to bring out
depth, and the sudden controlled row of vertical strips, aimed to create an interesting polarity
of form and structure.
She comments, “My work explores the interior world, expressing the emotional and feeling
nature of it with colour, form, line and texture. I am intrigued by the way a work of art conveys
that which often cannot be spoken and is perhaps better left unsaid. High-strung or subdued,
joyful or agitated- there is room for all of it in a painting. It is the expression of the vastness of
our interior worlds not seen in everyday life but felt as very real.”
The artist's works have been influenced by her travels, as in from Mumbai to London, and then
on to New York, and back to London. Her artwork also expresses her response to instrumental
piano music, which stimulates her imagination. She is a widely exhibited artist, both in group
and solo exhibitions across the globe.