Sachin Babbar

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I am a British-Indian artist based in Bristol. I have explored a range of mediums, but recently have been focusing on Japanese brush paintings known as “Sumi-e”. The movement of the brush and the bleed of the ink into the paper is a meditation. There is an aliveness to the paintings and a rhythmic quality. As though the painters were dancing in the process.

This inspiration led to my most recent project, ‘Moving Ink’, where I used materials from this region to explore movement through live ink paintings of dancers and to explore the process of painting with movement in my own body.

During this exploration I have started to run workshops teaching the fundamentals of gesture drawing and capturing motion “Live-Motion Drawing Workshops” at HOURs Gallery and hosting movement and painting sessions “Play and Paint” at The Island Nelson Street, where I also have my studio.