Recently one of my friends Tina from Germany sent me some of her paintings. She said there is one canvas in her room still left incomplete for months. Looking at those art pieces, I was compelling her to finish that one but silently asking myself, “what about u? u too have an incomplete canvas waiting in ur room.”. It's been a while since I haven't got time to involve myself into paintings. In fact it has been almost 6 years! I discovered when I counted those years.
Here is a collection of snapshots from the purgatory with a time-lapse camera.
Mother (1992) --what a 9yrs old boy(me) thinks of a mother
Lenin (1996) --I used to enjoy making portraits
Death (1998) --I've been in to this place
Mary (1999) --Copied From NatGeo
Basanti (2003) --Cover of my Dad's book
In those 6 years I was always busy with my pet projects and college projects. I was more into programming, guitar and gaming rather than paintings. Influence of Satch, Marty(megadeth) and Batio seems to outweight Van Gaugh , Picasso and Bangdel. Wait! It just "seems to" but not exactly. I continued my artwork in digital space. Few commercial graphic designs and animations. Actually my first paid job was an animation project.
But the most pure digital form of art I'm involved is programming.Art is about exploring, finding and expressing. I consider programming as a medium of expression -- another form of art. For a software company each line of code is just another company secret but for us it’s the line of creation. If it gives some sense to you then I have done a lot of paintings using the palette of logic in different mediums, C++ being the most frequent. Programming is like writing a poem. You don’t care whether it will be read carefully by someone or not but its wonderful enough to give you the different level of [self-]satisfaction that you won’t get anywhere. If you fall in this genre you already know you are not alone.
“Weekends were made for programming.”
-- Karl Lehenbauer
"After three days without programming, life becomes meaningless."
-- Geoffrey James, "The Tao of Programming"
"Life begins when you can spend your spare time programming instead of watching television."
-- Cal Keegan
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