Colours of My Life by Smrita Jain

Size: 22”X30” (without frame)

Medium: Tempera Pigment, Gold Ink, Pencil on
Arches Natural White Cold Press Watercolor Paper
1/1 edition

Life is a set of millions of experiences, all juxtaposed to create an illusion and sensation of happiness and sadness. “Colours of My Life”, is 1/1 edition from a series of more than 25 paintings created by Smrita titled, “Broken”. The series depicts Smrita’s life experiences–shattering moments that created an unforgivable hole. At the center lies, an illusion of breakdown or coming together. The unease and the tension between the forms is Smrita’s representation of life. An asymmetrical, yet rhythmic, flow of colors and movement forms into pieces, leaving a gap in the middle. This theme has become Smrita’s patent and signature style, especially when working with Tempera pigment.Smrita Jain is an NYC-based award-winning designer at The Aquario Group and an internationally renowned artist at Surmrit Gallery of Art and Design, with studios located in Brooklyn and Manhattan. Her art has been showcased in New York, London and India. She is a cultural documentary photographer. Her first photography book Creating Durga gained international recognition. Her second book, an autobiography, called Fat Free Samosa is due for release in 2018.

She was the keynote speaker at KADLondon2017, a creativity conference and has also spoken at Global Status of Women and Girls. In addition to being a published writer, Smrita is a design mentor for students. She has exhibited at Pratt Institute, Javits Center, Queens Museum, The Juliana Curran Terian Design Center Pavilion, The Arthur M. Berger Art Gallery and The Nehru Center London.

As a designer, she has worked with various companies including Wilbur-Ellis, Financial Accounting Foundation, Ernst & Young, WebMD, Manchester Designer Outlets, Google, JDRF, Tyco, Rockefeller Center Collaborative Research Center, NASCAR Hall of Fame, Ministry of Indian Tourism and Supreme Court Museum of India. She has won awards, amongst others, from American Graphic Design, Creativity International, Summit International Creative, London International Creative and Design Firms.

Anna Dore
Anna Dore
Editor-in-Chief at New Plains Review
Managing Editor and Blog Editor for The New Plains Review.

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