Subina Aurora Khaneja
Subina Aurora Khaneja is an Artist and Writer based in Singapore
A former television producer with the Singapore MediaCorp, she currently runs a practice for creative empowerment at The Right Side.
Her first solo art exhibition was in 2015, and she has participated in various group shows in Singapore & Dubai. In 2016, she was selected to be among the eminent artists showcased at Kala Ghoda Festival in Mumbai. Her first co-written book ‘The Parsis of Singapore’ was published in 2017.
She has learnt art in Singapore from British, Chinese, Indian and Brazilian teachers. Their personal perspectives and teaching schools ranged from the abstract to figurative in oils, pastels, acrylics and other media. She has studied Textile Design in India from the South Delhi Polytechnic and practiced as a Graphic Artist in her career in India.
Her own journey has made her lean towards installations and story-telling through art and artistic mediums. She prefers to create abstract in Oil on canvas. As a practice, she works in her artistic pursuit with process which is immersive to bring out ideas and emotions beyond the two or three dimensions of the artwork.
Her canvases capture a vital energy and, in every show, each piece can create conversations around it and linger for hours. Her idea that each piece of art seen should be like a good book read, the takeaway should invoke some new idea, some new thought and experience for the viewer.
A practice of abstractions in nature started my journey in creating art and called to my need of understanding the self and the relationship of our physical world with our inner nature.
The simultaneous study of the philosophies of life through vedic and western schools of thought influences my work and I am driven by a need to explore the medium to give me answers to my question ‘Who I am’.
I approach the canvas with my mind in Canvas state… as blank as the canvas. My favoured medium remains Oil on Canvas, with recent explorations in acrylic and pastels.
The first solo brought a spontaneous exploration of installation, site specifics and using found objects, and that has grown into an exploration of the material form to depict formless concepts.