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Venantius J. Pinto: Sketches from a Notebook

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Venantius J. Pinto studied Shodo through Kyoiku Shuji, and Nihon Shuji, Japan; and at the Pratt Institute. He currently lives in New York.

Note: The second image above was a collaborative effort by a number of artists.

13 comments on “Venantius J. Pinto: Sketches from a Notebook

  1. vaishk
    April 7, 2018

    Loved the colors in all of them! Something about the third one I find very powerful. As if like a bright blue sky of life and possibilities after a mushroom cloud.

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  2. ntrans
    April 5, 2018

    Dear Venantius,
    I want to register my impressions of your works shared in the Voice for nature, poetry and politics. The common theme that cuts across all these works is the hope and energising motivation that an ethical order is possible despite the tumultuous dissonant forces of nature. The order that envisages is not only all encompassing and evanescent but more in keeping with a poetic justice with room for all. The blend of colours are promising the course of a magic journey and inviting, if one does not get too immersed in the opposite forces and its appeals. The colours and the contours conveys the maternal overtones and transforms the perception to an infantile state of hope and despair. The discerning mind intuitively picks up a myriad of emotion that wells up inside. Ended up shuttling between the primal states of hope and despair, invoking and retreating in all the mother goddesses of the universe. Thanks for sharing and infusing the much needed spirits of our times.

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    • venantiusjpinto
      April 5, 2018

      Dear ntrans—
      Are you an angel in disguise?

      To the little that I understand myself, you gauge my visual temperament rather pertinently. Yes, order means a lot to me; although its not about keeping clothes on the rack. I presume that too threatens to happen soon, but for now one handles what is possible and deals with the vicissitudes of being fastidious. I do allow a lot of room for others in my ambit and in my interactions with others. There is a price and it does not work out too often outside of my artistic labor. Perhaps, it began with me being a weak child?! But the mediums (perhaps a pun is appropriate), the pigments and the inks fly when they are flicked. They take their place, including on walls as in murals. Thats good enough for now. My color schemas can be very complex and color has allowed me to move with it and in it. For that I am grateful. In these pieces — the enciente was drawn by a collaborator in a UK-led Drawing Circle, and I went with it. The color schematics happened of themselves, without may I say, thought. The color does not immediately permit being seen as complimentary. My appreciation goes to Michael Simms who curated this set. In so doing, a sense, a nature of myself was gifted. I may in all probability picked the ones with flashy brush moves, or flicks as high-technique. In doing perhaps allude to some insecurities! This does not happen often, and perhaps its how bigger artist feel — those, for whom interacting with curators is plentiful, and rightfully so. So, thank you for coming by, and sharing your thoughts so cogently. Much appreciation and respect.

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  3. Elvita Lobo
    March 25, 2018

    Beautiful portrayal of the complex thoughts and feelings that run through the human mind!

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  4. Devyani Guha
    March 19, 2018

    Besides the exquisiteness of the artwork, the artist’s perspective and thoughts, take you in unexpected directions. I love the details and the abstractions in color. Love 1 and 3.

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    • venantiusjpinto
      March 20, 2018

      Debyani! Appreciate the vote on #1. Perhaps that is a direction to go on on a series of three new pieces on unity, where I am looking at Giovanni Pico della Mirandola.

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  5. S.Graff
    March 19, 2018

    The work is layered, rich and insightful. His ability exceeds that of most mortals with any tool in hand.

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    • venantiusjpinto
      March 20, 2018

      Precious of you to say that. You know my trajectory for decades!

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  6. Bharathan
    March 19, 2018

    Incredible attention to detail, perspectives, layering, contrasts and colour transitions, and especially the themes! Intuitive and yet mesmerising!!

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    • venantiusjpinto
      March 20, 2018

      Bharathan! Not mincing words, eh‽ Nãda Brahman!

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  7. skhush
    March 19, 2018

    I love the colors and the control over the medium. The first and fourth are my favorites

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    • venantiusjpinto
      March 20, 2018

      Appreciate your comment and favorites. The fourth piece is a direction where viscosity plays an important role. Thank you. Sunil!

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