Mumbai, India

Artist Ruchi Shah holds post graduate diploma in digital media from Toronto School of Art, Canada and has done bachelors in fine arts from JJ School of Art, Mumbai with specialization in portraits and printmaking. She has bagged AIFACS Award for graphics in New Delhi in 2010 and young artist scholarship by Ministry of Culture (CCRT), New Delhi in 2009 and 2010.

Ruchi has participated in many art exhibitions held in Mumbai and Gujarat and did art residencies from Toronto School of Art, Canada, Graphic Studio, Bharat Bhavan, Bhopal and Kanoria Art Institute, Ahmedabad.

‘Inner and Outer Spaces’ series of works of Ruchi is a portrayal of varied perceptions about space and form. Its is an exploration of the way one perceives, interprets and recreates through rational and intuitive thought processes that govern every course of action.

Ruchi describes the brainwave behind her works, “The spatial topological occurrences represent the existence, subtle play of physics that they project, the coherent philosophies and the emerging relation to each other. Physics and Philosophy interplay in my artworks contextualizing the material and immaterial nature of myriad entities.”

Perception is personal definition of the spaces — internal or external, observed and stored in one’s conscience that varies within every individual. Ruchi’s artworks, in a way, are attempts to make viewers experience a transformation in their perceiving capability, and thus increment their perception progressing towards unified and higher understanding about things and spaces around them. Her works are influenced by the theories of existentialism and minimalism.

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