Painting the Light 12th – 30th April 2021

‘Morning Reflections’ by Suchi Chidambaram, Oil on canvas 76cm x 100cm

Painting the Light 12th April – 30th April

A Suchi Chidambaram Solo Exhibition 

It is a delight to present an entirely new body of work painted during the lockdown in 2020 to 2021 by the renowned artist, Suchi Chidambaram. 

Suchi has been a Gallery Artist at Artwave West for 12 years and we feel it is very apt to be able to re-open the gallery with the work of one of the most optimistic and accomplished contemporary artists around. 

“The subject for these paintings is light. At a time when I was confined to my smaller studio at home, with days getting shorter, the meaning of light, one of the most universal symbols representing hope and wisdom seemed ever more relevant than before.

For me, painting is an interpretation of the fabric, mood and energy of the places I visit. They are not painted in situ but from memory. In this series of work, I have had to rely very much on past travels for inspiration. I have had the opportunity to relive the experiences of places by looking through photographs, sketches and writings and most of all using fragments of visual data to combine with my subjective and emotional response in building this collection.  This time of confinement has also given me the opportunity to study more closely from photographs of the works of old masters like Turner and Rembrandt and to see their approach to painting light.  

In my new work, I have particularly focused on the light of morning and evening – that time of the day when all or part of the sky is illuminated by reflected sunlight. In order to do this, I have explored several oil mediums and oil colours while adopting an overall looser style. This has resulted in a series of work with varying degrees of abstraction. The learning has been so invigorating and compelling and I feel very excited to share this resulting work with you. I hope that you too will be able to experience the radiance.” 

Suchi Chidambaram 2021.

‘Midsummer’s Evening’ by Suchi Chidambaram, Oil on canvas, 76cm x 76cm

Evening Reflections II 60x60cm £1500 copy

‘Evening Reflections II’ by Suchi Chidambaram, Oil 60cm x 60cm

Across 76x100cm £3200 copy

‘Across’ by Suchi Chidambaram,         Oil on canvas 76cm x 100cm 

Afternoon Light 40x40cm £900 copy

‘Afternoon Light’ by Suchi Chidambaram, Oil on canvas 40cm x 40cm

Evening Reflections 60x60cm £1500 copy

‘Evening Reflections’ by Suchi Chidambaram, Oil on canvas 60cm x 60cm

Pink Haze 76x76cm £2500 copy

‘Pink Haze’ by Suchi Chidambaram, Oil on canvas 76cm x 76cm

Memory III 76x102cm £3200 copy

‘Memory III’ by Suchi Chidambaram, Oil on canvas 76cm x 100cm

Memory II 100x100cm £3950.00 copy

‘Memory II’ by Suchi Chidambaram,                 Oil on canvas                     100cm x 100cm

Evening Light 30x30cm £525 copy

‘Evening Light’ by Suchi Chidambaram, Oil on canvas 30cm x 30cm

Blue 30x30cm £525.00 copy

‘Blue’ by Suchi Chidambaram, Oil on canvas 30cm x 30cm

Sailing Home 40x40cm £900 copy

‘Sailing Home’ by Suchi Chidambaram, Oil on canvas 40cm x 40cm

Whispers in the sea 30x30cm £525 copy

‘Whispers in the Sea’ by Suchi Chidambaram, Oil on canvas 30cm x 30cm

Catching the Light 50x50cm £1200 copy

‘Catching the Light’ by Suchi Chidambaram, Oil on canvas 50cm x 50cm