530 West 25th Street, New York, NY  Tue - Sat, 11am - 6pm
530 West 25th Street, New York, NY  Tue - Sat, 11am - 6pm
530 West 25th Street
Tue - Sat, 11am - 6pm
Vandana Nittoor
Breaking with Realism
Agora Gallery
New York,NY

  • Oy!   Oy!
    Oil on Canvas
    20" x 16"
    Vandana Nittoor

  • The Old Man   The Old Man
    Oil on Canvas
    20" x 16"
    Vandana Nittoor

  • No Fooling Him!   No Fooling Him!
    Oil on Canvas
    16" x 20"
    Vandana Nittoor

  • Mother   Mother
    Oil on Canvas
    24" x 18"
    Vandana Nittoor

  • The Reminder   The Reminder
    Oil on Canvas
    24" x 18"
    Vandana Nittoor


Vandana Nittoor

VANDANA NITTOOR

Breaking with Realism
September 2 - September 22, 2017
Reception: Thursday September 7, 2017 6-8 PM

For painter Vandana Nittoor, art is a means of defining her place in the world while discovering the world within her.

Growing up in Bangalore, India, her childhood and early adult years were spent in a culturally rich setting with demanding traditions, and a strong emphasis was placed on conformity. She chose to re-examine these values and grow beyond their constraints in order to provide voice and expression to the artist within. It was through the process of self-discovery, enabled by mindfulness-based meditation, that such evolution has been possible. Just like a meditation session, Nittoor’s oil paintings are primarily done in one sitting. 
 
Nittoor seeks to capture the spirituality of her subjects by expressing their inner lives. Rather than focus on outward appearance, she sees the subject’s consciousness as a web of interwoven thoughts and feelings that have a story to tell. Her paintings are accompanied by texts in which Nittoor describes her encounters with her subjects, along with her interpretations of their inner dialogue.  It is the combination of pen, brush, and Nittoor’s native talent as a storyteller that distinguishes her work. Also, Nittoor’s experiences as a cultural outsider drives her curiosity in selecting subjects from as wide a cultural spectrum as possible.   
 
Nittoor lives in New Jersey for more than two decades.


Agora Gallery
530 West 25th Street New York 10001 NY.
(+1) 212-226-4151 (+1)212-966-4380 Miki Stiles 1984