Face-2-Face: AJAY KUMAR SAMIR An Exclusive Interview with the Famous Painter
Abraxas Lifestyle|September - October 2020
An exclusive interview with Executive Editor Seema Dhawan
Seema Dhawan

Well known artist, Ajay Kumar Samir's recent works in a black and white palette, have glimpses of shadow and light, highlighted with poignant textures - and renders many expressive facets of human experiences in iconic figuration.

Ajay Kumar Samir is an artist whose creativity dares to walk on the edge and preserve the link with the past - and yet endow the work with an individual character, which to my mind is the only hallmark of modernity according to Padma Vibhushan Satish Gujral, Indian painter, sculptor, muralist and writer of the post-independent era.

Yes, his works are fluent and admirably competent - at the same time, there is an unmistakable stamp of Indian-ness. Samir is fascinated by the past and has chosen to work in black and white as homage to the decades past. His style has been praised by art-lovers and galleries all over the world.

Strong and detailed - his work is quite fascinating. The realism in his drawings and water colour paintings is stunning, especially when you learn that they are done in black and white. In terms of influences, he draws from art and poetry.

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