Watercolor on Yuppo paper.
For ten plus years I have been making monoprints. Over time, I found to paint directly. Wishing to break a habit in order to arrive at new destinations, I started exploring new mediums and formats. Yuppo paper, as it is non-absorbent like plexi-glass ( on which I worked to make a monoprint), allowed me to keep the surface continuously open and active. I enjoyed finding a way to let my marks and imagery dialog with this new material, and through a semi-familiar interface, arrive at a new unknown.
Originally from Delhi, Sabharwal has been based in NYC since 1989. She graduated from MS University, Baroda and received a Master’s degree at the Royal College of Art, London. Over a career that spans 40 years, she has had 45 solo shows in Japan, India, Germany, the UK and USA. Sabharwal has received many awards, including: The British Council, Meehan, and Durham Cathedral fellowships in the UK, the Joan Mitchell and Gottlieb Foundation in the USA. Her work is in the collection of the Library of Congress, NY Public Library and the Peabody Essex, Victoria and Albert, DLI and British Museums. She has taught at The Guggenheim and Rubin Museums, The Cooper Union, City College, Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop and the Women’s studio Workshop.
Artist's Website: http:// tarasabharwal.com