Kamal is a self-taught artist and published writer. He was born in India, and the land, its spices, its colours and vibrancy of life are all evident in the way I paint, without fear or boundaries; ‘you can’t paint well until you’ve ruined a few canvases, and I’ve ruined a few.’ Kamaldecided very early as an artist that he would mainly paint with oils, as he considered them the most vibrant and challenging of the mediums. His paintings usually weave around a story, something deeper inside his soul, something dying to get out, and, ‘something that will have a dialogue with your mind at the same time your eyes are having one with the layers.’
He considers art to be a very personal journey, an emotive one, where the dialogue cannot be infused into the soul of another, but where the observer is moved internally by a physical image, a shift in perspective by the interaction, akin to having the right seasoning in food, before the flavour can think of rising from the bland to the sublime.
Inspiration for Kamal comes from just about any source as long as the subject has resonance for him - a newspaper cutting, a magazine article, an observation on the way to work, or simply because, ‘I’m awake and with a pulse.’
Kamal’s work can be found in numerous places in the UK with the occasional works in Europe. There is a permanent display of his works at the Spice Lounge, an Indian restaurant in Oxford where every alcove features one of his paintings, trying to enrich the experiences of the diners with the warmth of colours surrounding them. Love his art, hate his art, he wouldn’t want you to be indifferent to it. Kamal is also the author of The Changeling YA fiction series, exploring materialism against spirituality, wrapped into high octane fantasy adventure.