Swaroop Mukerji's Art
Mukerji has a natural gift for painting and has honed his skills over the years through hard practice and judicious experimentation.
With no formal education in the fine arts, he has a unique style of his own, not influenced by academia. Yet his sense of drawing, perspective and composition is immaculate.
Mukerji's works are always enhanced by a strong emotional content and a passion for the ordinary images that surround our lives.
He feels that an artist must personally experience the subject or the circumstances that contribute to his work. He, therefore, prefers to paint on location even if it means physical inconvenience.
It brings in an element of speed and spontaneity to his canvases, thereby, capturing the essence of his subject matter.
In this regard, he is greatly inspired by the French Impressionists who worked outdoors and demonstrated the brilliant effects of light through their palettes.
Mukerji handles watercolour, the most difficult of mediums, with effortless ease. He believes that the beauty and delicacy of this medium is not fully recognized and it deserves much greater popularity.
He also works in acrylic, pen and ink, conte and charcoal. He feels that all these media have their own charm and can be treated in new and innovative ways. That is the challenge before him.