For some years now Deepak Shinde has been exploring the animal world
to create appropriate metaphors for the human world, perhaps to
underline the loss of purity of the primeval streams of human
impulsesópassion, love and detachment. With his background in the
figurative, he is now intent on exploring for himself a pictorial idiom
where the figurative meets the abstract and articulates simultaneously
the immediate and the eternal, the physical and the transcendental, the
concrete and the fluid, surface and background.
movement in his work between the abstraction and the figuration adds a
celebratory dynamism and physicality to his canvases. His animal
figuresófishes, monkeys, tigers, elephants, bulls, deer , fox, chameleons,
parrotsówith their gestures and movements and in their abstraction
indicate a mythic representation of life processes. His canvases are
temptingly pleasing, bathed as they are in a certain philosophical and primordial light.