The soul of Roma’s abstract work originates in the colours, forms, reflections and fluidity of aquatic life. For her, the lure of this is not the aesthetic, but the other-worldliness of underwater life and its ability to captivate the onlooker, often creating an almost meditative state.
It’s this curiosity, contemplation and introspection she seeks to evoke through her work. To this end, she has cultivated her characteristic techniques - expressive textures and vigorous brushstrokes alongside a consciously constrained colour palate. Ochres, blues and greens dominate, combined with intensely cold colours and light to create a serene yet dynamic form.
‘All my energy is invested in creating spontaneous forms that effortlessly float, creating their own language,’ says Roma.
Roma varies canvas size to create the specific effects she seeks ranging from concentrated 12” squares, to larger works of 4 feet or more. She also creates 3 dimensional work and installations (some examples of which are shown here).
Based in Gujarat, Roma has won several awards for her work, and held solo shows across India at the likes of the ICAC Gallery in Mumbai. She is an alumni of the Sheth C N College of Fine Arts.
Some of Roma's installation work