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June 4 - June 26
First Friday Art Walk – June 2021
Pradeep comes from a family of photographers in southern India, which influenced his interest in the field of art at an early age. His training as a retouching & coloring artist for portrait photography, inspired him to take art classes in his teens. His earlier pursuits included experimenting with a variety of mediums such as oil colors, watercolors, oil pastels, air-brushed acrylic illustrations, color pencils & sculptures in different media.
Pradeep’s interest in computer graphics and animation influenced him to learn 3-D computer modeling, shifting his creativity to constructing fine art, utilizing a blend of cutting-edge laser and computer graphics. He calls this process “Lasered Layers”. The 3-D artwork consists of painstakingly assembled multiple layers of intricately laser-cut sheets of paper.
The lasering process begins as black and white sketches on paper, which are scanned and reduced to 2-D vector art. Then cut on acid free card stock using a fine laser beam. The laser cutting process adds dimension and shading to the edges. The texture of the paper and airbrushing, adds beauty and color.
Pradeep keeps experimenting with a multitude of media influenced by many of his favorite great artists. Most of his art styles are inspired from images and patterns in nature.