“My journey as a painter has given me a lot of bitter sweet pain but people’s reaction and response to my creations, drives me to paint more” – Puneeth Mohan
With a natural flair for art and growing up in encouraging surroundings, I inculcated art into my life at a very young age. I did my first painting “Aachinaya” during my school summer holidays at the age of 14 and held my first exhibition in 2011, aptly named “First Step”, I was 16. I received a lot of public recognition as a young, promising and professional artist. Since then, I have proudly displayed my paintings at 11 exhibitions in India and one international exhibition in UAE world art at Dubai.
Every artist has his/her own unique style. “Mix Media” & “Break the Rules” are mine! … Abstract, Semi Abstract, Portrait & Knife paintings that bring out my feelings on canvas are my favorite. I love experimenting…always!
I like to paint alone & do not entertain people inside my studio. Mexican artist Frida & the one who introduced surrealism – Leonardo da Vinci are my personal favorites. I admire their work but also make sure not to get too influenced as that might lead me to stray away from my own style.
I teach art to students in two schools for the love of painting. Am actively involved as a mentor in storyboarding for students of a renowned Movie Director and conduct workshops in film institutes as well.
My portrayal of art has constantly evolved over time, synonymous to a rivers journey toward the sea with all its surprises and turn. It keeping me wondering about the strokes of colour on my future masterpieces.