FOR ME PAINTING IS VISUAL MUSIC MEANT NOT TO EVOKE ONLY SPECIFIC MOODS
BUT HAVING MULTIPLE INTERPRETATION, THAT IS IN OTHER WORDS DEFINING MY
PAINTINGS AS ALMOST SOMETHING SO THAT IT COULD BE MANY THINGS AND ANYTHING’
Suhas's work inhabits a space whose triple points of reference are enigma, randomness/chaos and poetry.
The matrix from which forms take shape (rising from the collective unconscious through the artist's perception of reality) fascinates Shilker. The mystery of the precise point at which these images emerge is not a puzzle to be solved, but an enigma to be enjoyed.
The apparent randomness of Shilker's symbols evoke the process by which chaos resolves into order, but the realm in which this takes place is one of poetry.
Shilker's canvases fix the moment before the images ,symbols and forms that describe his world move together in a predictable manner or pattern or order; a magical moment pregnant with possibilities.
An unrestricted palette gives his work jewel -like luminosity due to the intensity of his colors and the delicate yet tensile ordering of his painterly language.
Shilker's vocabulary of symbols, gestural scrawls, linear marks, signs and symbols resist literal interpretation. This inexhaustible language makes each of his works equal unto themselves as well as articulating his belief in the transformative power possessed by all things.
-Tanya Mendoca (Artist, writer, poet)
QUALIFICATION: GRADUATED FROM GOA COLLEGE OF ART 1982
Has been a member of “Contemporary Colors” Artist Group and had various group shows and one-man shows at the Flying Dutchman Gallery of Art, Calangute, and Goa between 1990 and 1993 and at Galleria Rallino, Panaji, Goa and Art Chamber Goa from 1995 onwards.
Participated in the Artists’ Camp organized by AIFACS in 1994, Cidade De Goa in1999 and Kala Academy’s show of Contemporary Goan Artists.
Held one-man shows at Classic Source Art Gallery, Mumbai in1999 and 2000 and at the Kunststelle Gallery in Berlin, in 1999.
Participated in the Multimedia Exhibition on Myths, Folk Tales and Fairy Tales in Goa, Baroda and Mumbai organized by Fundacao Oriente and curated by Neeta Omprakash in the year 2005. Works in the collection of national Gallery of Modern Art, Mumbai, Jehangir Nicholson, Haresh Chaganlal, Sharayu Doshi and various private collections in India, U.K., France and Germany.
Works on permanent display at the Classic Source Art Gallery, Chowpatty Sea Face, Mumbai Art Chamber, Galleria Cidade, Cidade De Goa, Kerkar Art Complex, Calangute, Goa and Gallery Gitanjali, Goa.